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Chillicothe, OH: Teachers trained about how kids today are traumatized by parents

Mar 23, 2018, Chillicothe (OH) Gazette: Teachers get insight for working with traumatized children https://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/local/2018/03/23/teachers-get-insight-working-traumatized-children/454034002/ … Wiseman, who teaches at Southeastern Elementary, was among 140 regional professionals including educators, social workers, and correction officers who spent Friday morning learning about trauma-informed care. The session was led by a pair from Findlay City Schools who have trained their district's 800-member staff to recognize when a child's behavior may be the result of trauma or home-life circumstances, how to address it differently, and when to refer for additional services like counseling. … According to Mack, about 70 percent of the population have had adverse or tragic things happen to them. Trauma-informed care is an approach that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. … The approach is something educators haven't really been exposed to. Steve Martin, the superintendent of the service district, said in his 35 years in education, the only similar type of training he's known of offered in the area would be some de-escalation techniques taught to staff when they go through training on how to safely restrain a student. … "The culture of our schools need to change to be sensitive to the bed these children wake up in," Smith said. …