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Sunnyside, WA: Teachers learn how adverse childhood experiences at home harm students

Sept 19, 2018, Sunnyside (WA) Daily Sun: Special movie screening Sept. 20 http://www.dailysunnews.com/news/2018/sep/14/special-movie-screening-sept-20/ A screening of “Paper Tigers” is offered to the public at 6 p.m. Sept. 20. The movie will be shown at the Sunnyside High School auditorium with refreshments available. The documentary focuses on the lives of staff and students of Lincoln Alternative High School in Walla Walla, where students had behavioral issues and poor academic performances. They were usually suspended from school. After discovering the studies on adverse childhood experiences, the school changed the way students were handled. The staff began showing them kindness and provided in-school suspension instead of automatic punitive punishments. The School District is offering the event to “build on the work” it did last year, training staff and departments on adverse childhood experiences, Communications Director Jessica Morgan said in a press release.