• Trauma-Informed Practices

      Hercha, Anna (University of Alaska Southeast, 2019)
      This meta-synthesis of the literature on K-8 teachers with disabilities examines the profound influence that teachers can have on students dealing with trauma in their lives. Teachers can add to the students’ frustration and pain or, with understanding and specific techniques, teachers can help students to process the traumatic situations in their lives and advocate for the student in a way that will help retain trust in other people. In this meta-synthesis, these techniques will be examined and discussed through the lens of preparing to work with traumatized students who fall under differing special education categories.