Capstone Project Title
Research has shown that Adverse Childhood Experiences can have devastating and lifelong effects on children including changes in brain structure and function as well as problems with behavioral and emotional regulation. With the support of caring adults and appropriate services however, children who suffer trauma can recover and go on to lead happy and successful lives as adults. Educators and school personnel play an important role in this. Trauma-informed practices such as social-emotional learning, mindfulness, and restorative discipline are crucial in working to mitigate the long-term effects of trauma and supporting students who have faced adversity. The research conducted throughout this capstone was used to create a series of professional development sessions for elementary staff. The purpose of the sessions are to equip elementary staff with the skills and tools necessary to address and support student behaviors associated with trauma.
Adverse Childhood Experiences, Social-Emotional Learning, Mindfulness, Restorative Discipline
Sasada, Alison, "Addressing and Supporting Student Behaviors Related to Trauma through Social-Emotional Learning, Mindfulness, and Restorative Discipline" (2021). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 658.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects