Testimony: Public Roundtable on the Value of Investing in Trauma-Informed Public Schools

June 23, 2015

Children's Law Center testified before the Council Education Committee about childhood trauma in DC, how trauma affects learning, and how DC's public school system should respond. We note that education reforms in the District will not fully succeed if schools do not address the trauma that students bring with them to class. In addition, we provide policy recommendations to make DC schools more trauma sensitive.