Title

Transforming the Lives of Wounded Students

First Presenter's Institution

Hope 4 The Wounded, LLC

Second Presenter's Institution

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Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

Pre-Conference Workshop (Scarbrough 1)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Mental & Physical Health

Relevance

Participants will walk away with information, inspiration, and strategies for creating an emotionally safe environment where wounded children and adults alike can thrive.

Brief Program Description

Based on this presenter's firsthand experiences and ongoing research, emotional poverty has become a deterrent to academic success. Research shows almost half the nation's children have experienced trauma, which has a profound impact on their behaviors, relationships, and/or learning. Educators need an understanding of the social/emotional needs of wounded children in order to reach them, teach them, and avoid using ineffective strategies/consequences that might cause further frustration. This session will provide strategies for keeping wounded children engaged in their educational settings and communities and personal/professional strategies to empower adults to direct children on a path to academic and life success.

Summary

Develop a common language and understanding about how we reach children of trauma. Participants will understanding the difference between at-risk and wounded and discuss some effective trauma-informed strategies.

Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Joe Hendershott is a sought-after speaker about the effects of trauma on learning, behaviors & working with wounded students™. As president of Hope 4 The Wounded (www.hope4thewounded.org), he provides consulting/staff training, an online course, & has authored three books. Joe has over thirty years in education and is the recipient of the National Crystal Star Award for dropout prevention & the Bixler Award, which recognizes excellence in education. His ongoing research along with his practical experiences as an educator paired with his personal experiences as an adoptive father give him a unique perspective that is engaging, thought-provoking, and inspiring.

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-8-2020 2:30 PM

End Date

3-8-2020 3:30 PM

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Transforming the Lives of Wounded Students

Pre-Conference Workshop (Scarbrough 1)

Based on this presenter's firsthand experiences and ongoing research, emotional poverty has become a deterrent to academic success. Research shows almost half the nation's children have experienced trauma, which has a profound impact on their behaviors, relationships, and/or learning. Educators need an understanding of the social/emotional needs of wounded children in order to reach them, teach them, and avoid using ineffective strategies/consequences that might cause further frustration. This session will provide strategies for keeping wounded children engaged in their educational settings and communities and personal/professional strategies to empower adults to direct children on a path to academic and life success.