Information for Educators

people_kidTeaching children with attachment difficulties can be exacerbating. Moment to moment, they can be charming, manipulative, engaging, and destructive. If you think you have a student with attachment difficulties, you may want to review the common symptoms. Children with attachment and trauma-related problems are masters in their attempts to split parents and teachers, and they can be very convincing with their stories! Here at House Calls Counseling we recognize that children spend a majority of their day in the care of teachers. So we understand that building a strong working relationship between families and educational settings is vital to the success of the children and families that we work with. This relationship begins with understanding what is happening emotionally and biologically within these children and how that impacts their ability to learn. What we have learned is that when children do not receive the nurturance they needed in their first three years of life from a consistent caregiver, they later become focused on watching for cues within their environment that signal safety and security in order to actively control how to get their needs met. Their nervous system is wired for safety, not for learning. Because of this, they have a hard time learning new information and integrating the information that they receive. Children with histories of trauma or attachment difficulties therefore need specialized interventions and environments that can increase their chances of being successful within the educational setting. More information coming soon! Want to learn more about how to manage trauma exposed children in the classroom? Contact us!

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