THE SCIENCE OF TRAUMA

 

Nearly 35 million U.S. children have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma. Research shows that such experiences stand in the way of academic success for millions of children, especially those in underserved communities. 

WHAT IS TRAUMA?

 

Trauma occurs when overwhelmingly stressful events undermine a person’s ability to cope... READ MORE

HOW DOES TRAUMA IMPACT LEARNING?

The human brain, especially the developing brain, is plastic and adaptable. It is the brain’s plastic quality that allows us to learn, grow, and adapt to new situations.  But it is unfortunately this same feature of the brain that causes trauma to have a profound effect on the developing brains of children.... READ MORE

ARTICLES ON TRAUMA

Childhood trauma has profound impact on the emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social,

and physical functioning of children... READ MORE

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