Compassionate Schools for Better Education

Compassionate Schools for Better Education

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Jamie Bohannon Matthews started this petition to State Representative Lindsey Graham and

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Why should Compassionate Schools be implemented in our community?

According to the CDC, childhood adversity such as trauma (even that experienced in utero) including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and neglect are prevalent even in children. Research shows that 64% of adults have at least one Adverse Childhood Experience and that they are often passed down through generations.

ACEs negatively impact learning due to an over-developed fight or flight response. Though the impacts can be severe for learning and emotional regulation, there is hope.

Harvard's Center for the Child has researched the restorative factors of increasing healthy, connected relationships even in early childhood. Impacts of dysfunction can be greatly mitigated through simply rebuilding trust.  

Educators trained in Responsive Classrooms and sensory regulation techniques can combat the negative impacts of trauma and restore trust as a means to truly increase academic and social emotional learning in our schools. Please visit my site for more information on childhood adversity:

https://overcomingadversityllc.com/

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