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How Alaska schools can help students dealing with trauma

In January, the state put out a new resource designed to help schools support students who have experienced trauma. “Transforming Schools” recommends practices such as embracing culture in the classroom and teaching students how to calm themselves down when they get upset.

Educators are hoping the resource can help schools can do a better job meeting the needs of Alaskan students.

Two out of three Alaskan adults have experienced childhood trauma. That’s according to the Alaska Division of Public Health. And trauma can get in the way of learning. Read more here.

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