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Unlocking the Door to Learning: Trauma-Informed Classrooms & Transformational Schools

Maura McInerney and Amy McKlindon

Childhood trauma can have a direct, immediate, and potentially overwhelming impact on the ability of a child to learn. Yet, this issue has largely been ignored by our education system. This issue brief discusses how educators can begin to understand the role of trauma, its effect on children and learning, and how educators can change methods of interacting and responding to children impacted by trauma.

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