Landmark California Lawsuit Mandates Trauma-Informed Education

"The key in all of these schools is, instead of asking a kid “What’s wrong with you?”, teachers ask “What happened to you?” and provide support and guidance to the student."

A class action suit on behalf of 5 students and 3 teachers in the Compton Unified School District in Compton, CA was filed to mandate proven trauma-informed practices in all public schools.

Research shows that children with higher Adverse Childhood Experience scores are more than twice as likely to be suspended from school, 6 times more likely to experience behavioral problems, 5 times more likely to have severe attendance issues, and often have reduced reading ability and lower GPAs- all things that create barriers to learning. #‎ACEs

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