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Students of Trauma

A Handbook for Classroom Teaching in an Environment of Suffering

Dan Shepherd

Students of Trauma: A Handbook for Classroom Teaching in an Environment of Suffering provides educators with real world strategies for working with students who have experienced trauma and who express that trauma through depression, aggression, anxiety, hyperactivity, and suspicion. This handbook, based on current educational research and on the experiences of actual teachers, provides practical guidance to individuals working in schools with hurting young people. What sets this handbook apart from other trauma-informed education texts is its emphasis on specific and direct actions and attitudes that teachers can take today to make a powerful difference in the lives of their most troubled students. Students of Trauma will be a helpful addition to the libraries of classroom teachers, their administrators, and those who train them.

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Thankfully, my own life has been mostly lacking in trauma. This book is dedicated to those who made that blessing possible

Dad and Mom, probably the most wonderful parents ever.

Dave, Jon, and Josh, definitely the best brothers ever.

Rachel, Maia, Andrew, Seth, Joel, Elly, and Noah, certainly the greatest children ever.

and, of course, Sanghee, without question, the best person to spend life with … ever.

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