LEWISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nearly half of U.S. children have experienced at least one significant traumatic event during their childhood, according to the CDC’s Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study—a statistic that rings true to the thousands of teachers who care for them. In her new book, “Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma,” Barbara Sorrels, EdD, offers tips for identifying abused and neglected children, and ideas for how to connect with them in the classroom. This will be Sorrels’s first book for Gryphon House, Inc., the leading publisher of educational resources for teachers.
Using evidence-based strategies for handling challenging behaviors with traumatized children, Sorrels offers teachers and caregivers of children from birth to age 6 a clear approach to managing this growing issue.
“The purposes of this book are to help early childhood professionals understand how maltreatment and trauma impact a child’s healthy growth and development from as early as birth,” Sorrels said. “My hope is that teachers and caregivers will use my practical strategies to create environments that bring about hope and healing for maltreated children.”
“Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma” (ISBN 978-0-87659-350-9, 256 pp., $24.95) will be available in September but is available for preorder here. For a free excerpt or e-galley copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author
Barbara Sorrels, EdD, is executive director of The Institute for Childhood Education in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a professional-development and consulting firm for those who live and work with children. She has more than twenty years of child care, kindergarten, and elementary teaching experience, as well as more than five years’ experience teaching graduate and undergraduate students at the university level.
About Gryphon House, Inc.
Gryphon House, Inc., is an award-winning publisher of resource books for parents and teachers of children from birth through age eight. Developmentally appropriate and easy to use, Gryphon House books provide parents and teachers with the tools they need to bring the joy of learning to young children. To learn more, or to check out the entire collection, visit www.gryphonhouse.com.