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Childhood traumatic stress from violence, abuse, corporal punishment and neglect contribute to adverse educational outcomes such as excessive absenteeism, school dropout and school performance.
Problems with emotional regulation that result from maltreatment can also interfere with positive learning, class attendance, and problems with language development and communication.
Educational neglect requires more attention from the field. It is a form of maltreatment that lacks sufficient studies to fully understand why it occurs and how it can impact children’s ability to learn and educationally succeed. Adverse childhood experience includes several forms of child abuse such as emotional or verbal abuse, sexual abuse, physical neglect, and emotional psychological neglect and growing up in a dysfunctional family characterized by domestic violence or one or more parents having mental illness or substance abuse problem. Adverse childhood experience influences have significant influence on the physical, mental and emotional health of the child later adult life.
Discuss the role of the teacher and the school in preventing adverse childhood experiences and /or reducing the impact of adverse childhood experiences on the child’s health and learning.