A list of principles that aim to help educators in their struggle to respond to the range of traumatic experiences many children have to live with—the death of a loved one, serious illness, violence, drug addiction, homelessness. This list offers something tangible to use as they respond to the children in their care.

Author Biography

Before coming to Bank Street College as a graduate faculty member, student advisor, and consultant to public schools, Sal Vascellaro was the head of the New Lincoln elementary school, corporate education manager for Manufacturers Hanover Corporation, and teacher of children ages three through ten in public and independent schools. He earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University in 1999.



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