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ERIC Number: EJ1156138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-8759
Trauma and Early Adolescent Development: Case Examples from a Trauma-Informed Public Health Middle School Program
Frydman, Jason Scott; Mayor, Christine
Children & Schools, v39 n4 p238-247 Oct 2017
Middle-school-age children are faced with a variety of developmental tasks, including the beginning phases of individuation from the family, building peer groups, social and emotional transitions, and cognitive shifts associated with the maturation process. This article summarizes how traumatic events impair and complicate these developmental tasks, which can lead to disruptive behaviors in the school setting. Following the call by Walkley and Cox for more attention to be given to trauma-informed schools, this article provides detailed information about the Animating Learning by Integrating and Validating Experience program: a school-based, trauma-informed intervention for middle school students. This public health model uses psychoeducation, cognitive differentiation, and brief stress reduction counseling sessions to facilitate socioemotional development and academic progress. Case examples from the authors' clinical work in the New Haven, Connecticut, urban public school system are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut (New Haven)
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