Capstone Project Title
The research question addressed in this Capstone Project is: How do adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) affect children in school and what protective factors can teachers provide for these students? I will start by giving an overview of ACEs, ACEs impact on adulthood, trauma and toxic stress, trauma informed practices, and finally discuss protective factors for children with ACEs. Research shows that having exposure to childhood adversity is connected to negative health and life outcomes. Protective factors against ACEs can be a buffer against the negative effects of ACEs. These factors can be provided in different contexts, for example in relationships, community, and society. The goal of my project is to inform educators on how they can be protective factors for their students using the context of the classroom community. The information will then be used to create a website where educational professionals can learn about ACEs and how they can be a protective factor by implementing classroom practices. The goal of this project is to inform educators on Adverse Childhood Experiences and to provide resources and strategies for teachers to provide an extra layer of support for children facing adversities.
Community Building, Staff Development, Teachers/ Teaching
Moorer, Michelle, "How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Children in School and What Protective Factors can Teachers Provide for These Students" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 851.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects