Women's Fund grant recipients to build amygdala rooms [www.washtimesherald.com]

 

Thanks to a grant from the Daviess County Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund, two area school corporations will be able to offer additional services to help improve the lives of students both in and out of the classroom.

Daviess-Martin Special Education Co-op School Academic and Behavior Coach Missy Brothers and Kelly Miller, Washington Community Schools social worker, made the pitch for their project “Addressing the Emotional, Social and Academic Health of our Youth” last week at the Community Foundation’s Main Street office.

“There are certain traumatic experiences many children face that can leave an impact on a child,” said Brothers. “That trauma can not only affect how students perform in the classroom but also have adverse effects on their health later in life too.”

Brothers and Miller said they learned about those adverse childhood experiences or ACEs from Butler University’s Dr. Lori Desautels.

Some of those ACEs include not only physical, emotional and sexual abuse but also having a parent or guardian pass away, having a parent or guardian incarcerated and economic hardships among others.

[To read the rest of this article by Lindsay Owens, click here.]

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