Local educators are working to make sure they know how to better work with students who have dealt with trauma.
“We need to make sure we are doing everything we can in the education system to provide stability and to make sure that they can perform the best they can, and that we are understanding what their best is and we thrive on that and we help them thrive on that and we help them to make an impact with what they have,” said Kimber Thompson, the Homeless Liasion for Amarillo ISD.
Region 16 and CASA hosted an event today to talk to educators about the struggles many of their students growing up in foster care may be dealing with.
“They think differently, they do things differently, they’ve experienced trauma and there is a lot of stress and anxiety in kids today and we need to understand what they are going through so that they can be successful in school and life in general,” said Robin Terry, a counselor and assessment specialist for Region 16.
Thompson tells us getting more community members involved will only help more children overcome these obstacles.
She hopes even those who don’t work with children directly will do something to make a difference.
“Learn about trauma, learn about resiliency, figure out what is going on with people in your community, get involved, get to know these kids, get to know those of us that are working with them and help us make a difference.”
CASA is always looking for more people to become advocates for local children.
For information on becoming a CASA, click here.