(ACES = Adverse Childhood Experiences)
February 24, 2014
Below is a link to an article about a school in California that implemented HEARTS — Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools, which has reduced suspensions by 89% and helped children to be more successful in school.
|For many students, El Dorado Elementary School|
has become the safest place in their lives.
The website (ACES Too High) includes links to the CDC ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) study and to information on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
The HEARTS approach borrowed from the flexible framework practices developed by the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI) at Harvard.
TLPI and the developers of HEARTS found that they needed a whole school approach, and that blaming and punishing children didn’t work.
Here’s the link: