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ERIC Number: EJ1206243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9283
Judgement Doesn't Heal the Hurting
Lasater, Kara
Educational Considerations, v44 n2 Article 4 2019
Judgement interferes with the development of all relationships. For students and families who have experienced trauma, judgement can be particularly devastating as it may further damage the survivor's already compromised sense of safety, trust, and belonging. As educators, we must develop non-judgmental attitudes toward students and families, yet sometimes our lack of self-awareness and problematic ideological positions lead us to judge. In this essay, I describe my personal journey with families and the ideological shift I experienced as I became more self-aware and attentive to others' stories. It is my hope that my experiences will challenge other educators to engage in critical self-reflection, to bear witness to the stories of children and families who have experienced trauma, and to move beyond judgement.
Kansas State University, College of Education. Available from: New Prairie Press. Kansas State University Libraries, 1117 Mid-Campus Drive North, Manhattan, KS 66506. Tel: 785-532-7444; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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