During this unprecedented time, it is important to remember our more vulnerable students. This is a traumatic time for many adults and students. That is why continuing to teach with trauma-informed practices is just as important as ever.
Here’s an article which looks at ways to better support vulnerable students with trauma-informed practices during coronavirus school closures. Some of the students to keep an eye on during this challenging time:
- students who have had anxiety;
- students who have depression or suicidal ideation;
- students who have learning and attention disorders;
- students whose families may have lost jobs or income;
- students who have loved ones particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus;
- students who have a caregiver who is a healthcare worker or in another occupation where they are exposed to the virus or are being asked to respond in an intense way;
- students who may be less supervised because of caregivers’ work.