Teaching Students How to Deal With Stress

Summary:  This article provides strategies to help upper elementary and middle school kids who have experienced trauma understand and control their emotions.  

Source:  Laurie DeSautels, Edutopia, December 3, 2018

Description:  “When people feel stressed because of toxic levels of adversity—such as experiencing or witnessing physical or emotional abuse, or substance abuse—they find it very challenging to step back from a negative experience, pause, and calm their nervous systems. When this happens during adolescence—as the influence of peers is increasing and young people cope with the challenges of a developing sense of self—the stress can be very challenging.”

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