School-Based Trauma Intervention to Build Social and Cognitive Resilience

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