Trauma: The Effects of Shame and Anger

With complex ancestries in our students’ family, culture, religion, and in childhood experience, shame and anger can be considered debilitating emotions in the wake of trauma. When our students experience traumatic events, whether it happened in the near present or reserved past, it haunts them in a powerful and often unrecognizable manner as the two emotions impair a person’s …


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“Adult-wary” Youth

Youth who are distrusting of adults, known as “adult-wary”, are often times psychologically engineered to avoid and resist bonding with anyone who resembles an authority figure. This resistance is usually a function of two dynamics: the absence of attachment behaviors to reliable adults during childhood and the experience of chronic disappointment imposed by unhealthy, older individuals. These forces affect youths’ …




The Essential Understandings of Restorative Practices

Misbehavior, in any capacity, violates people and their relationship to a particular person or community. These direct or indirect violations call for a rectifying of harm and a promotion of healing through the active involvement of all educational stakeholders (students, teachers, administrators, and parents) in trying to reach positive outcomes for youth, families, and the school community.


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Case Study: Evaluating the Implementation of Restorative Practices

A masters’ student enrolled in the Urban Education Policy program at Brown University measured and evaluated school-level efforts to implementing restorative practices with The Educated Edge, in addition to developing a sustainable system of data collection to evaluate implementation success in future schools. The conducted research will be available for viewing this summer!



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