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ERIC Number: EJ1177625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Trauma and the Role of the School Psychologist
Diamanduros, Terry D.; Tysinger, P. Dawn; Tysinger, Jeffrey
Communique, v46 n7 p1, 27-30 May 2018
Many students in schools have experienced traumatic events and struggle to deal with emotional, social, behavioral, and learning problems. School psychologists can be effective leaders in the school to establish trauma-informed practices within schools. By promoting awareness of trauma and its impact on students, school psychologists can help educators and parents in better understanding the implications of how trauma can influence a child's functioning. Advocating for ways in which to help traumatized students, school psychologists can help facilitate the implementation of school-wide trauma-informed practices to help create a school environment in which traumatized students feel safe. By engaging in trauma-informed assessment practices, school psychologists can determine the educational, psychological, and behavioral needs of students who may have not yet been identified as having been exposed to traumatic experiences. As mental health professionals, school psychologists can deliver therapeutic evidence-based interventions that address a traumatized student's emotional and behavioral needs. This article focuses on the role that school psychologists can play in addressing the needs of children exposed to trauma.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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