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065: How to Help Kids with Trauma

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Abuse, neglect, drug use, divorce or parents in prison can have a dramatic effect on student behavior, focus and achievement. As an educator you will meet and have to teach students who’ve had traumatic experiences. In this interview, Jethro Jones explains how to preempt outbursts by taking a trauma sensitive approach that helps young people refocus and learn.

About today’s guest

Jethro Jones is the Principal of Kodiak Middle School and host of the Transformative Principal Podcast. Jethro has provided simple solutions to complex educational problems as a principal, district coach, library supervisor, and middle school teacher. Jethro currently serves as the Region 7 Director for the Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals.

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