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5 Jan. 2017 Posted by aadams

FEI Featured in the Journal of School Safety

Adverse Childhood Experiences: SRO's Role in Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma. It invokes different images for each of us. One person might think of a car crash involving teenage drivers, while an­other might remember the tragedy of a school shooting. Whatever the trauma, it's important for school resource officers to understand how its impact can negatively affect students in terms of poor attendance, diminished learning and achievement, drug and alcohol abuse, and suicide. Equally important is knowing what to look for—and how to properly respond to a student who has been affected by trauma, inside or outside of school. This is true especially during a crisis situation.