Mid-Del District Training Hundreds Of Teachers To Recognize Childhood Trauma

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 10:03 am

One local school district is working to become more aware of childhood trauma.

Staff for the Mid-Del School District will train everyone from teachers, bus drivers, secretaries and other staff to be on the same page when it came to recognizing childhood trauma. 

Meagan Bryant is the Coordinator of Counseling for the district. She said this process of wanting to be more trauma-aware began about a year ago.

She and her team performed research, attended conferences and followed up with more training. 

Now she said they have trained hundreds of teachers, including all of their new ones.

"It's a shift in the way we think about things...it's not looking at what did the student do but why did the student do it. Maybe there's something more that's going on," said Bryant.