This 4-Lesson Pack includes:
* TED Talk Lesson: How Childhood Trauma Affects
Health Across a Lifetime
This TED Talk lesson is intended to be used with Nadine Burke Harris' TED Talk "How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime." This multi-part lesson includes questions pertaining to Dr. Harris' TED Talk, an online activity and questions relating to the ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study) and a "taking it further" activity regarding treatment for children and adults with high ACES scores.
From TED:Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.
This assignment is appropriate for a high school Psychology or Health course. I also use this lesson with my Life Skills students.
* Adverse Childhood Experiences Treatment
* Build Resilience in Your Community Online Activity
This worksheet is intended to be used with "Tipping the Scales: The Resilience Game" and online resources developed The Center on the Developing Child- Harvard University. The focus of this activity and worksheet is "resilience." The online game, video, and resources provide information on "toxic stress" in children and address ways communities can help alleviate the harmful affects of toxic stress through positive community interventions. I use this activity with my Psychology, Life Skills, and Social Studies students.
* Poverty and Toxic Stress in Children Assignment
This multi-part lesson explores the relationship between poverty and toxic stress in children. Students examine the differences between minimum wage and living wage and the ramifications of living at or near the poverty level, especially for children.
In order to complete this multi-part lesson, students need internet access. Links to multiple resources needed to complete this assignment are included in this four-page packet. For example, a link to The Living Wage Calculator, developed by Professor Amy Glasmeier of MIT is included in this assignment.
This assignment is appropriate for most high school-level Social Studies classes.
I use this assignment with my alternative education students enrolled in my Life Skills and Social Studies courses.
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