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Exposure to childhood adversity is linked to lower life expectancy, higher rates of depression, suicidality, lower academic success, and other negative health outcomes. Young individuals who have experienced trauma have no choice but to carry their traumatic experiences into the classrooms, affecting their ability to succeed and develop. This presentation seeks to identify evidence-based practices to support youth exposed to childhood trauma and discuss the implications for trauma-informed schools in the identification, prevention, and treatment of trauma using a multi-tiered system of support.

Strand: F, Topic: 21, Level: I

Gabriela Quezada and Alissa Cohen, graduate students, Chapman University.