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ERIC Number: EJ1003261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Tragedy's Aftermath
Karp, Sarah
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v78 n4 p48-50 Dec 2012
Research has established a link between the experience of trauma and school misbehavior and academic failure. Surveys show that as many as a quarter of children in rough Chicago neighborhoods have witnessed a shooting, but helping these children is proving to be difficult. Traumatized students often misbehave in school and fall behind, but many schools lack the resources to help them cope. With limited budgets, many principals looked to outside agencies for mental health partnerships. In addition to the lack of clinical staff in schools, other barriers remain. Students in poor communities are highly mobile, making it tough to do ongoing counseling. And some school staff and families are reluctant to embrace group therapy. Some parents feel that suggesting therapy is equivalent to suggesting something is wrong with their child.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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