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Don’t blame teachers for kids’ trauma -- Patricia S. Rogeberg

July 15, 2018

I highly recommend reading the State Journal series ” Gun Violence in Madison | Cycles of Trauma,” about violence and trauma, especially regarding children.

Children who live with trauma or chronic stress have negative, measurable changes in their developing brains, some of which can cause risky or disruptive behaviors. Such behaviors can and do appear in school, making a child unavailable for learning and disrupting others’ learning.

We need more psychologists and counselors in schools and more research on affected children and how to help them. What we don’t need is more blaming of teachers.

Patricia S. Rogeberg, Madison

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