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N. Wilkesboro, NC: School officials: trauma at home affects behavior at school

Sept 26, 2017, North Wilkesboro (NC) Journal-Patriot: Effort to focus largely on Wilkes school children—Building resiliency http://www.journalpatriot.com/news/building-resiliency/article_f5c29bde-a2b9-11e7-b387-dfdf84abf8e0.html The Health Foundation has launched a program with a goal of helping people, particularly children, learn how to be more resilient to trauma and other types of stress. Health Foundation Director Heather Murphy explained Community Resiliency Model (CRM) training at the foundation’s annual meeting on Sept. 19 at the First United Methodist Church of North Wilkesboro. The Trauma Resource Center in California developed it, with implementation here funded by the foundation. Murphy said CRM training was undertaken largely to help deal with the impact of physical or emotional abuse and other adverse experiences on the developing minds of young children in the Wilkes County schools. “Left unaddressed, those experiences can contribute to poor (mental and physical) health later in life,” said Murphy. Wilkes school officials have said these negative experiences also can also impair the ability of children to learn and result in behavioral problems. … She said the next step is for some of the people who received the initial training to teach the skills to groups of others, including teachers in the Wilkes schools so they can use them to help students. ...