Shelley Orr, Julianne Scullen
It is important to address the effects of trauma in the K-12 education system because those effects can have crippling effects on how students succeed academically and in life. The research uncovered in this review of literature pointed to the fact that there are inconsistencies in even defining trauma. There are multiple versions of how to categorize trauma and various ways they manifest, with only some of them being observable. The methods used for addressing trauma have their positives and negatives, however, those methods are inconsistent. This makes it confusing and difficult to evaluate their effectiveness. The capstone project sought to answer the question, how to facilitate a comprehensive awareness about trauma for all staff in an educational environment? using the current research. The necessity of including everyone that is involved with our students’ lives was a critical part of the project. Many people are not included in adult workshops or professional development training but interact with students daily in an educational environment. The project aims to create an understanding and a language that all adults in this setting will have access to this information and can voice their concerns if they believe a student is suffering from trauma.
Adult Education, At-risk Students, Staff Development
Rygh, Kelly, "Facilitating Awareness of Trauma for All Staff in an Educational Environment" (2021). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 722.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects