Trauma is an event or series of events where a person experiences threat or perceived threats to a person’s wellbeing. For students who have such little control over their environment, a threat or perceived threat can create an ongoing anxiety disorder regarding their perceived safety.
We can all understand given the current cultural language in the United States about undocumented migrant families that are in danger of deportation, for a student of undocumented parents, it is understandable that they can become traumatized by the constant real threat of family trauma and can develop anxiety regarding their safety.
So how do we help?
Let us begin with a list of Twenty Best Practices for Trauma Informed Education. ~ Roberto Dansie, Ph.D