Culminating Project Title
The Effectiveness of Trauma-Informed Practices and Resilience for Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Special Education: M.S.
School of Education
Dr. Jennifer Christensen
Dr. James Johnson
Dr. Bradley Kaffar
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Keywords and Subject Headings
trauma, resilience, learning, adverse childhood experiences, ACE
In 1998, a groundbreaking medical research study was published that created widespread interest in what researchers were calling adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Felitti et al.’s (1998) research highlighted the prevalence of adverse incidents and the correlation with future health morbidity. The study established that more than 50% of adults in the study experienced at least one traumatic event during childhood, allowing the research to become a powerful tool to identify and intervene with children. It became apparent that the effects of traumatic events in the lives of children had a huge impact on biological, physiological, and psychological development. An evolution had begun and the impact on learning and resilience was becoming an important consideration for the educational community.
Kutter, Alison, "The Effectiveness of Trauma-Informed Practices and Resilience for Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences" (2021). Culminating Projects in Special Education. 121.