Improving Academic Outcomes for Children in the Child Welfare System

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 3,6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. explain available trauma research and the lack of early intervention for children exposed to trauma.
  2. examine the effects of trauma intervention in improving academic and behavioral outcomes.
  3. describe the effects child maltreatment may have on academic performance.


Child maltreatment occurs at an alarming rate throughout the United States with a current estimated 680,000 children being identified as victims. This trauma can create barriers to academic success due to problems with abstract reasoning, memory, concentration, and externalizing behaviors. This poster will examine school-based interventions for children exposed to trauma and how they can be adapted to children in the child welfare system.



Joshua A. Brown, State of Indiana - Department of Child Services


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