The Impact of Trauma on Young Students

The L.A. Times featured an article today about the Share and Care program.  A program supported by Cedar Sinai that brings Art Therapy into schools.  If your student’s education is being negatively impacted by trauma….consider whether or not they might benefit from Individual Education Plan (IEP) and if they might qualify for Educationally Related Intensive Counseling Services (ERICS).  This form of counseling is more intensive than the typical counseling offered in schools.  The first thing to do is request that your student be evaluated to see if he/she might qualify for Special Education Services.  Remember there are students who receive IEPs for social emotional and behavior issues as well.  IEPs are not limited to students with learning disabilities.

Students traumatized by loss and violence get a fighting chance to learn

 

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