Education and children who have experienced trauma
Children who have experienced trauma may have extra challenges coping with school such as
- difficulties concentrating in class
- difficulties with memory
- difficulties with organisation
- distractible and less able to follow instuctions
- hypervigilant or always alert and easily stimulated
- withdrawn and quiet
- emotional outbursts
- difficulties in their relationships with others
Children who have experienced trauma do not deliberately set out to be disruptive. It is the impact of the trauma on the child, emotionally and developmentally, that can lead to pain based behaviours.
Talk to your care team if you need extra support.
Our LWB Education Unit has a range of supports and resources available to help children engage in school. Check our their Back to School Handbook
You might also be interested in reading about helping children deal with loss and separation here.
You can find some helpful resources on the Raising Children Network website here