Teaching Broken Kids: Becoming a Trauma Informed School, 1st Edition

  • William Bender
  • Published By: Learning Sciences International
  • ISBN-10: 194392077X
  • ISBN-13: 9781943920778
  • DDC: 370.1534
  • 172 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Interspersed with the stories of growth and transformation through the author’s own work with broken people, this book will set you up for the most rewarding work you will ever do—teaching broken kids. He spent more than 40 years working with children of all ages who need help—survivors of childhood abuse, persons with substance abuse disorders, children of people with negative childhood experiences, and countless other ways a student can be isolated and hurting. Brokenness transcends race, age, religion, ethnicity, and zip code; any classroom can have a student in desperate need of a positive intervention, but rarely are schools prepared for how difficult it can be. This book shows how to reach and teach these broken kids using only their limited time, resources, and drive to do more. With the specialized skills, specific strategies, and essential perspectives outlined here, you can become a trauma-informed school and reach these kids in a way that most teachers cannot.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Warriors: A Way to View Brokenness.
2: Broken Kids: Kids Living in Hell.
3: Traumatized Kids and Trauma-Informed Schools.
4: Social-Emotional Learning.
5: Mindfulness for Broken Kids.
6: Journaling.
7: Triggers and Power Plays.
8: Service Learning for Broken Kids.
9: Adult Mentoring for Broken Kids.
10: Restorative Justice.
A Conclusion and a Challenge.