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Ms. Brooks from Latonia KY is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Helping My Students Overcome and Cope With Childhood Trauma

I need funds to attend a Trauma Informed Schools training.

  • $211 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a special education teacher in an inner city school in northern Kentucky. I adore working with these children, and hate to see the emotional struggles they suffer through.

100% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch, we have a 20% transient population, 15% homeless, and a large number of students who have been exposed to a number of other traumas in their childhoods, including drugs, alcohol, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, and incarcerated parents.

My Project

Attending Trauma Informed Schools will allow me to use these interventions in crisis and everyday situations to better understand how to help my students.

Teaching in this school, I have encountered a lot of students with heartbreaking stories; some students have been abused, or neglected, other students have had parents arrested in front of them, others have faced other traumas we couldn't imagine.

This training will allow me to improve my understanding of trauma informed care, and gain additional strategies to improve behavior, engagements, relationships, stress tolerance, educational outcomes, trauma-informed assessments, and brain-based interventions to increase understanding and coping skills.

Ms. Brooks
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity PESI $146.97

Trip cost

$146.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$179.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.62

Total project goal

$210.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$210.79

1 Donor

-$210.79

Donations toward project cost

-$179.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.62

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$0.00

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