The effects of trauma can cause mental health challenges in students. The manifestations of these challenges can have a significant impact on their ability to successfully develop personally, socially, and academically. Minding Trauma is trauma-informed education that provides adults with the knowledge to identify young people who may be at risk or in crisis, and gives these adults tools to support those children, teens, adolescents, and young adults who have experienced trauma.
Studies have shown that trauma decreases cognitive ability, increases risky behaviors, causes depression, and can be detrimental to physical development and ongoing health.1 Minding Trauma provides information and instruction that results in the ability for adults to create a welcoming, supportive, and informed environment for all young people, whether they are an individual who is experiencing the effects of trauma or the peer of a someone who is. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how to help the young people in their lives overcome these challenges and forge a path to healthier development.
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC); The National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network