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At Crocker College Prep students are no longer automatically punished for disruptive behavior. A new approach aims to catch and understand kids whose behavior may be a response to trauma.
Kids, Trauma and New Orleans Schools

In New Orleans, children screen positive for post-traumatic stress disorder at three times the national average. There are many sources: experiences around Hurricane Katrina, exposure to violent crime, the buildup of family stress due to high poverty.

WWNO’s Mallory Falk and Eve Troeh have teamed up to report on the ways New Orleans schools have dealt with that trauma.

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