Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt: Strategies for Your Classroom

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August 2008



This practical, strategy-filled book shows educators how to reach and teach students exposed to trauma, such as abuse, neglect, or community violence, that creates tough obstacles to academic achievement and social success. A distressingly large number of young children grow up in family and neighborhood environments filled with violence, and whether they are victims or just witnesses, their lives are forever affected by the trauma. In school and childcare settings, these children often behave aggressively and antisocially, disrupting their own education and development as well as that of their classmates, and they place extra demands on their teachers. This timely book enables teachers and childcare providers to understand and apply the most current neurological and psychological knowledge about how violence affects children, in their learning and interactions with others.


Susan E. Craig, Ph.D., has devoted her professional career to teaching both children and adults. Her interest in the relationship between family violence and learning began early. While working as a young reading specialist, she noted that many of the children she evaluated had a history of family violence. Her interest piqued, she pursued a doctorate at the University of New Hampshire, studying under Murray Straus, Ph.D., world renowned for his research on family violence. Dr. Craig's 1986 dissertation established a relationship between children's exposure to violence and subsequent learning problems in language, memory, impulsivity, self-differentiation, and executive function. These findings, published in Phi Delta Kappan in 1992, are now confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, which documents the relationship between violence and brain development.Dr. Craig completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Miami. Working with Miami's Children's Protective Services and the assessment team at Jackson Memorial Hospital, she conducted intellectual evaluations of children who had been maltreated.During this time, she completed a 30-year retrospective study of child homicide in Dade County, Florida, which was published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence in 1989.Working on site with many school districts throughout the country, Dr. Craig supports teaching and administrative staff in creating inclusive, trauma-sensitive schools. In 2001, the Rockland County New York Bureau of Children's Educational Support (BOCES) received the National School Board Association Magna Award. The honor was in recognition of a program that Dr. Craig helped develop.
EAN: 9781557669742
ISBN: 1557669740
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2008
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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