Separation from Parents & Adverse Childhood Experiences

By Vivett Dukes & Leticia Trower

#SafeSpaceConvos is a Twitter chat led by teacher Vivett Dukes as part of the Caring Classroom movement. These authentic conversations in education take place on alternating Mondays at 8:30pm Eastern. Will you join the conversation?

Vivett partnered with Leticia M. Trower to co-host this chat on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Leticia has worked in education for over fifteen years, in positions ranging from ESL teacher to instructional coach to professional development specialist. She currently manages several professional learning service lines for Corwin, including Deep Equity and Culturally Responsive Teaching. Her passions include languages, learning, and social justice.

Questions

Q1: Have you ever had a student who was separated from one or both parents? At what age? How long was the separation?

Q2: What factors influence the degree to which separation from a parent will affect a student?

Q3: What are the different ways that children get separated from their parents? Do different causes of separation impact children in different ways?

Q4: In what ways do Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect students from marginalized groups differently than they affect others?

Q5: What resources do you use to support students impacted by ACEs? What resources do you wish you had?

Highlights

These couple resources were shared as the chat got underway:

 

Q1: Have you ever had a student who was separated from one or both parents? At what age? How long was the separation?

Q2: What factors influence the degree to which separation from a parent will affect a student?

 

Q3: What are the different ways that children get separated from their parents? Do different causes of separation impact children in different ways?

 

Q4: In what ways do Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect students from marginalized groups differently than they affect others?

 

Q5: What resources do you use to support students impacted by ACEs? What resources do you wish you had?

 

Thank you to all who participated in this powerful chat. Your contributions are so appreciated!

Be bold. Be authentic. Join the next #SafeSpaceConvos chat on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 8:30pm Eastern!