1 | Understanding the Impact of Strength-Based Practices
In order for students to meet academic expectations, they must feel like school is a place where they can be successful. One essential component of self-efficacy is a sense of belonging and discovery of strength in students who had previously been deemed failures. In this session, participants develop an understanding of how strength-based practices can combat the effects of trauma and feelings of rejection.
Understand how strength-based practices can counteract the effects of trauma.
Identify symptoms and root causes of student disengagement due to a lack of a sense of belonging.
Explore ways to seek to understand what experiences are crucial to disengaged students.
10 min | Discuss how a lack of a sense of belonging can lead to trauma
20 min | Understand how strength-based practices can combat the effects of trauma
20 min | Consider how strength-based practices can support specific students
5 min | Decide on path forward
Paper on Race and Trauma - National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Learn more about the interaction of race and trauma and its effects on students in the classroom. Includes recommendations for educators and offers a list of supplemental resources. From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.