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ERIC Number: ED564318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 200
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-60554-160-0
ISSN: N/A
Making It Better: Activities for Children Living in a Stressful World, Second Edition
Oehlberg, Barbara
Redleaf Press
Children living with uncertainty and insecurity often have difficulty focusing on learning. They might demonstrate disrespectful or defiant behaviors, act out, or act with aggression. As an educator, you may provide the only stability in their otherwise turbulent world. "Making It Better" explains trauma-­informed education, an approach that recognizes the impact of traumatic stress on children and its effect on the growing brain, and applies the latest neurological research to teaching methods, disciplinary policies, and interactions to support grieving children. This book responds to the learning and behavioral needs of children who have experienced traumatic events or toxic stress--such as natural disasters, community violence, or abuse or neglect within the child's familial relations--and includes a collection of activities and strategies to help children heal and feel empowered. Distressed children need absolute emotional security and an opportunity to engage in healing activities. With your help, children can begin to build resiliency and find renewed hope for the future. [For the first edition (1996), see ED401039.]
Redleaf Press. 10 Yorkton Court, St. Paul, MN 55117-1065. Tel: 800-423-8309; Fax: 800-641-0115; Web site: http://www.redleafpress.org
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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