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Trauma Is More Than ACEs

The original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research from Felitti, Anda and their colleagues (1998) was the first to offer clear evidence of the long lasting impact of childhood trauma into adulthood. These researchers categorized the experiences of neglect, abuse, and household dysfunction into ten experiences, from incarcerated family member and emotional neglect to divorce and …

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Trust as the Beginning Place

Over the last five years or so, government agencies, research institutions, training organizations and more have established guiding principles for trauma-informed work, most notably the US Center for Disease Control in collaboration with the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. While safety is usually the number one consideration, trust or trustworthiness is also found in …

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The Complexity of Empathy

For the last two decades, research has shown empathy to be an essential capacity needed to build the strong relationships that are the backbone of safe and supportive school communities. With ample evidence of the positive impact of increased empathy on school culture and on the health and well-being of staff and students, educators are …

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The Science of Resilience

The growing shift in developing trauma-sensitive schools has also resulted in a surge of programs and approaches that aim to build resilience in students and staff.  Even though people agree that resilient students thrive in school and beyond, a common understanding of what the word resilience means is important before considering these programs and initiatives. …

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What We Can Learn About Bullying from a Developmental Perspective

What We Can Learn About Bullying from a Developmental Perspective: The Development and Manifestation of Aggression from Early to Late Childhood. By: Nicolette G. Granata, Vanderbilt University  Developmental Psychology is the study of how people develop from birth to death; that is, how they develop cognitively, emotionally, socially, and physically. The field of developmental psychology …

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The International Bullying Prevention Association’s Annual Conferences: “Looking Back” to Look Forward to Chicago

By: Nicolette G. Granata and Andrew Faubel With the 16th Annual IBPA Conference quickly approaching (November 7-9, 2019), we decided to take some time to reflect on how our annual conferences have become the special spaces that we believe and see them to be. To do this, we needed to hear from the presenters and …

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(A Sense of) Safety First

By: Julie E. McDaniel-Muldoon, PhD Since the 1950s, American schools have been engaging in safety preparedness, beginning with fire drills, evolving into additional emergency protocols, and finally with active shooter training. Unfortunately, no evidence exists that these measures bring any improvements in the sense of safety. As Dr. Daniel Siegel (2015) explains, students need to …

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