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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Department of Education
Board
State Board of Education
chapter
Licensure Regulations for School Personnel [8 VAC 20 ‑ 22]
Action Comprehensive Revision of the Licensure Regulations for School Personnel
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 11/6/2015
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11/4/15  1:04 pm
Commenter: Jacklyn Lewis

stronger language that supports the preparation of teachers in the area of childhood trauma
 

Because childhood trauma is so pervasive and interferes with learning, and because new teachers receive only minimal information on this topic, I strongly recommend strengthening these requirements in the regulations. Specifically, I suggest the following language be added:

Sec. 8VAC20-23-130(1) and Sec. 8VAC20-23-190(1):  Following the words "substance abuse" and before the words "family disruptions," add "trauma, including child abuse and neglect and other adverse childhood experiences."

Sec. 8VAC20-23-130(3) and Sec. 8VAC20-23(190)(5): Add a sentence at the end of the paragraph as follows: "Approaches must also take into account the impact of trauma on the student, including child abuse and neglect and other adverse childhood experiences."