Emily Elizabeth Tangney


This project reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: ASI 448 01



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Childhood trauma negatively affects millions of children. The literature suggests that adverse childhood experiences can result in a child’s inability to process and regulate emotions. This dysregulation can lead children to engage in life-long deviant behavior. Researchers have found that childhood trauma leads to higher rates of violence and psychopathology. In the school system, it is important that we have resources to counteract such adverse trauma. As a future school psychologist, I am exploring how we can equip schools to best treat adolescent victims of trauma before it dictates their life trajectory. School districts need to prioritize hiring a school psychologist. These educated professionals work tirelessly to help children grow into confident and capable adolescents. They play a vital role in working with trauma in the school system.

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Laura M. Leming

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Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work


Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences

Childhood Trauma: Equipping Schools with the Tools to Fight Back