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Episode 3: How Trauma Impacts Behavior

By sharing the story of two students, Ricky Robertson discusses how trauma and toxic stress can impact the brain and impair students’ ability to learn, express emotions, and engage behaviorally in school. He also discusses ways that trauma can invoke a range of fight/flight/freeze/fawn responses and how educators can utilize Dr. Bruce Perry’s 3 R’s (Regulate, Relate, Reason) to better support students. Ricky also talks about how educators can self-regulate to help students to co-regulate. 

Ep. 3 Trauma-Informed Teaching Resource Guide