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Half of All Students Have Experienced Trauma: What Teachers Can Do

Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz and Judie Haynes are co-authors of Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress Debbie, an educational consultant with experience as a district administrator, university faculty member, and educational service agency leader is the founder of Lourdes is a bilingual/bicultural school psychologist and school leader with experience working in inner-city school districts in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Judie is the editor and owner of She is also cofounder and moderator of #ELLCHAT. Rachael George is the principal of Sandy Grade School in the Oregon Trail School District and an ASCD Emerging Leader.