Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are much more common than many realize. Before the pandemic, 1 in 3 children in the U.S. had at least one ACE. Since then we have seen a skyrocket in suicide rates, drug overdoses and addiction, leaving even more children traumatized. Reverse the Adverse is a trauma-informed professional development that teaches urban educators how to better serve students impacted by trauma. Educators have reported seeing an 80% increase in grades in just one semester.
Philadelphia, PA, April 30, 2021 –(PR.com)– Research shows that 1 in 3 children in the United States has at least one adverse childhood experience (ACEs). These numbers were before the pandemic. Since then there has been a spike in suicide rates, drug overdoses, and addiction, leaving even more children traumatized. This trauma that children go through shows up as problematic behaviors in school.
Nicole Thompson, retired school psychologist, created Reverse the Adverse, a trauma-informed professional development that teaches urban educators how to better serve students impacted by trauma. The training was inspired by her former students, and her own ACEs of seeing her mother living in a severe depressive state which ended with Nicole waking up next to her mother’s dead body at 8 years old. Reverse the Adverse encourages educators to reflect on how personal bias and trauma may dictate their interactions and expectations of students. Furthermore, the training teaches about trauma and how it is manifested in school. With this, educators are then given functional strategies to decrease problem behaviors, increase engagement and motivation, and improve overall academic outcomes. Educators have reported seeing an 80% increase in grades in just one semester.
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