NEA will raise student trauma awareness among all members by supporting state affiliate efforts to offer trauma-sensitive professional learning opportunities that address:

1. The impact of toxic stress on brain development and student behavior and learning;

2. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research, screening, and awareness resources;

3. Trauma-sensitive teaching practices; and

4. The linkage of trauma to poverty, substance abuse, institutional racism and discrimination.

Rationale/Background

Trauma in our schools negatively impacts both student and educator success. NEA members report the issue is growing. While many states are individually addressing trauma, NEA can serve as a connector, helping states raise awareness and share and scale resources.

Contact

Noel Candelaria - TX

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $5,000.