“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.”
Founder of Beyond Consequences Institute and author of Help for Billy, Heather 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.