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Hutchinson, WA: Schools need "trauma-informed practices"

Oct 12, 2017, Hutchinson (WA) News: Childhood trauma and the effects on student performance http://www.hutchnews.com/news/20171012/childhood-trauma-and-effects-on-student-performance Understanding the effects of childhood trauma on student performance in school will be part of the discussion when guest speaker Jim Sporleder, a retired high school principal from Walla Walla, Washington, There is a significant link between childhood trauma and generational poverty. … Sporleder was the principal of a school in Washington that saw remarkable change after they began implementing trauma-informed practices. It was documented in the movie Paper Tigers. USD308 in partnership with other agencies has brought Sporleder to Hutchinson to lead conversation on how we can better become a trauma-informed community that promotes resiliency for children and families, not just in our schools but in every sector.