When Students Project Their Trauma: Heather Forbes

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“Students who have been impacted by trauma have a hard time paying attention because trauma happens by surprise.  So you’re always in this hypervigilant stage – making sure that you’re okay. You can’t pay attention to the teacher giving instructions. Your mind and your thought process is on something else.”

Watch Heather Forbes outline how students project their trauma onto others and how that impacts academics.

Founder of Beyond Consequences Institute and author of Help for BillyHeather Forbes will present a Plenary session entitled The Language of Trauma at the Wired Differently/Trauma-Informed Schools Conference in Orlando. She will also present a featured session in New York.


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