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ERIC Number: EJ1116945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Assessing Perceptions of Culture and Trauma in an Elementary School: Informing a Model for Culturally Responsive Trauma-Informed Schools
Blitz, Lisa V.; Anderson, Elizabeth M.; Saastamoinen, Monique
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v48 n4 p520-542 Nov 2016
Negative outcomes for students of color and those who are economically disadvantaged are troubling patterns in schools nationwide. Systemic racial disparities, including disproportional poverty, are part of the problem. Regardless of their race, however, children who live with poverty often have heightened exposure to adverse experiences. Implementing a culturally responsive trauma-informed approach to understand and respond to students can address the impact of disparities, teach resiliency skills, and promote the wellbeing and achievement of all students. This study describes a school-university collaboration to develop such a model. Findings explore school personnel's perceptions about race, trauma, and the stressors their students face in the context of the developing model.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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