Coming To a Theater Near You: How Trauma-Informed Teaching Changed a Tough High School

Over one million children are being exposed to a toxicity that frequently leads to emotional and health problems–not to mention serious trouble in school, says filmmaker James Redford. “You can’t hold it, see it or smell it, but it can kill just the same.”

The toxin is the trauma stemming from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), everything from parental divorce to domestic violence. As Education Lab described last weekend, research shows that ACEs may be driving problem behaviors in thousands of Washington schoolchildren.

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