Fall 2022      Volume 50, Number 4

Family Engagement in Literacy: Social and Emotional Learning, Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Practices, and Tools to Promote Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
By Eric Junco and Oliver Camacho, Guest Authors

Document: Column 

Introductory Paragraph:  Our column in the previous issue discussed critical support that teachers can provide to empower families and students in shaping culturally responsive schools through trauma-sensitive family engagement. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased opportunity gaps and access to trauma-informed practices in schools and to mental health support systems (Ladson-Billings, 2021). Furthermore, interconnected stressors have fomented intergenerational trauma among family members, resulting in posttraumatic stress and other disorders seen during a pandemic (Rousseau & Miconi, 2020). As teachers are the first responders in the area of mental health in schools, they must be aware of trauma-sensitive practices and link them to systems of support for students and their families.

DOI:  https://doi.org/10.33600/IRCJ.50.4.2022.55

Page Numbers:   55-60

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