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Edutopia conducts a survey on trauma-induced education in a school in Nashville

Pritikana Karmakar
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In an attempt to popularise various methods of social and emotional learning, Edutopia had filmed trauma-informed practices at Fall-Hamilton Elementary School in Nashville back in 2017. After two years, they conducted a survey on the changes brought about by such practices in the school.

The Principal, Mathew Portell, discusses how trauma-informed education is a journey, and not a checklist of success stories. He shared the stories of how the school has built the multi-tiered systems of supporting kids on the academic and social-emotional levels. According to him, trauma-informed practices require a mindset shift, and transparency is the key to achieving a long-term impact in fighting the effects of trauma.

All children are affected by some kind of trauma; it manifests in children in different ways. It is important to know their stories in order to truly heal them, says Mr Portell.

Article and Image source: https://www.edutopia.org/article/evolution-trauma-informed-school

Pritikana Karmakar
Pritikana Karmakar

Pritikana Karmakar is an experienced copywriter at Next Education. She is a part of the editorial team of The Next World magazine. She loves to read fiction, and has a research interest in speculative fiction, language and narratology.

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