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‘Teachers must look for physical signs of trauma’ [tes.com]

 

Teachers should look out for physical health problems among quieter, well-behaved children, as these could be the only signs that they have suffered trauma, a major conference in Scotland has heard.

US paediatrician @Nadine Burke Harris said that, while there was a growing understanding that misbehaviour was a sign of trauma or “adverse childhood experiences” (ACEs), there were also other types of symptoms.

“Behaviour is the canary in the coalmine,” said Dr Burke Harris at Making Scotland the World’s First ACE-Aware Nation, a two-day event which started in Glasgow yesterday. The children who exhibited concerning behaviour could be seen as “the lucky ones”, she said, because that behaviour forces people to “work out what’s going on”.

[For more on this story by Henry Hepburn, go to https://www.tes.com/news/teach...hysical-signs-trauma]

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