School-Based Trauma Intervention to Build Social and Cognitive Resilience

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Abstract

Youth living within distressed urban communities face repeated and ongoing exposure to Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs). Chronic exposure to ACEs has a cumulative, detrimental effect on children’s social and cognitive capacity, impacting their ability to succeed in the classroom. To mitigate harm and promote students’ capacities to learn we will customize an intervention to directly target the ramifications of ACEs and work collaboratively Woodland Hills Intermediate to ensure the program meets the contextual needs of the community. After development of the intervention we will conduct a pilot trial of the School-Based Trauma Intervention to Build Social and Cognitive Resilience.

Principal Investigator

Brianna Lombardi
School of Social Work

Select Collaborators

Shaun Eack
Team Member
School of Social Work

James P. Huguley
Team Member
School of Social Work

Goal Area