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Episode 1: What is Trauma?

This topic may be new to some educators, at least the deeper nuances in the context of a school setting. Mr. Robertson defines adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, and trauma (including generational and cumulative) as well as how they can impact students’ abilities to learn and educators’ abilities to teach. He also introduces the concepts of positive childhood experiences (PCEs), protective factors, and the idea that a person’s past is not their destiny. 

Ep. 1 Trauma-Informed Teaching Resource Guide