Adverse Childhood Experiences Teacher Resources

Supporting children who have experienced trauma is so important, and there are strategies to help at every age. Helping your students feel connected, encouraging them to explore their own strengths, and providing tools for them to develop positive relationships are all key components. Browse our resources to help you feel prepared for Trauma-Informed social and emotional learning.  

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Overcoming Teacher Compassion Fatigue

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Learn more about self-care strategies and overcoming compassion fatigue so you can take care of your students and loved ones!
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The Case of Suspected Child Abuse

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students reduce their victimization through discussion of what constitutes child abuse. Also, they take responsible action on behalf of themselves or their friends.
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Family Law - Child Abuse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and examine children's protective rights provided by law, discuss difficulties of determining whether child is abused or neglected, identify types of child abuse and neglect, analyze hypothetical situations to determine...
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Thinking About Violence: Child Abuse

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students recognize different forms of child abuse (in story), explain why the government (child welfare) can interfere in family life, and create short "stories" for the other major characters in Ken's Story.
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Child Abuse

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students define abuse, and identify the three major components of child abuse. They identify methods that help prevent, or cope with abuse, and prevention techniques.
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Child Abuse

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders discuss the three major types of child abuse, list the steps of reporting child abuse, and identify the warning signs of child abuse.
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Family Law - Child Abuse and Neglect

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers continue to examine child abuse and neglect laws in their state. In groups, they discuss the reasoning behind the child abuse laws and how to increase awareness. They participate in a mock trial to practice their...
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Trauma-Informed SEL Toolkit

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
The Trauma-Informed SEL Toolkit is a presentation for educators who seek to create a reliable environment where scholars who have experienced adversities and trauma feel supported, safe, and ready to learn.
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Abuse and Neglect

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students identify the types of child abuse, how it occurs, and how to report it. They listen to a guest speaker lecture on child abuse and how to prevent it.
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Social Studies: Child Abuse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the difference between child abuse and discipline. During a discussion, they identify the types of abuse and prevention methods. In groups, students examine various scenarios and determine whether or not the...
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Abuse and Neglect: United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students analyze the consequences of inadequate or inappropriate care giving (e.g., the effects of neglect or abuse). They analyze the influences that have impact on growth and development during adolescence. Pupils analyze services...
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Social Studies: Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students identify the signs of child abuse and discover the reporting procedure. After observing a Powerpoint presentation on the subject and holding a discussion, they take a quiz over material covered. the lesson is geared for those...
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Chapter 11 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As part of their study of the subject of child labor and child abuse introduced by Francesco D’Adamo’s novel, Iqbal, class members examine two extended reading passages about individuals who champion the rights of kids.
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“The Art of War”: Trench Art of World War I

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teach pupils how veterans used art to deal with PTSD and shell-shock from trench warfare during World War I. Scholars use graphic organizers, a cartoon analysis sheet, and their own inferences to analyze primary source art work by veterans.
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Children's Rights Abuses

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners recognize need for Convention on the Rights of the Child, work cooperatively in groups to solve problems, examine the global incidents infringing upon students's rights, apply articles of Convention to resolve issues of poverty,...
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Personal Development (Child Abuse Prevention)

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Pupils define several types of abuse, including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse or neglect. They recognize signs of abusive situations and describe the potential consequences of abuse
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Chapter 14 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Class members generate Level 1, 2, and 3 questions for Chapter 14 of Francesco D’Adamo’s Iqbal, a novel about child labor and abuse. In addition, they learn how to summarize a narrative text.
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Our Shared Humanity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ann Shin's award-winning documentary, My Enemy, My Brother introduces viewers to Zahed Haftlang and Najah Aboud, two child soldiers on opposite sides during the Iran-Iraq war. After viewing the film, class members are asked to reflect on...
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Child Care

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students review child abuse, safety precautions, and participate in various activities that teach these concepts. They discover how to provide safety for children in their care and make a list of safety precautions they should follow...
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Family Violence & Abuse

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine the cycle of violence: child abuse, date rape and why women stay in violent relationships. They identify characteristics of abusers and victims, identify the parts of the violence cycle and explain the cycle by using...
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Prevent Child Abuse

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research documents and photographs by Lewis Hine on child labor. They examine documents and summarize them. Students complete several photograph analysis worksheets. Their research and documents begin after the Civil War.
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The Psychology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fear. Anxiety. Depression. Scholars examine the impacts of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. They analyze the causes of PTSD through a short video clip and class discussion, understanding why it exists and what treatment options are...
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Sex Cells and Inherited Trauma - De-Natured

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do our experiences in childhood become part of our genetic makeup? The third of a four-part video series focusing on reproduction examines trending research in epigenetics. The narrator explains the experiment, data, and analysis of the...
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Good Touch, Bad Touch

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
A lesson plan examines three types of touches—safe and caring touches, unsafe touches, and unwanted touches. Scholars take part in a class discussion in preparation for an activity in which small groups read scenarios, identify which...

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