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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Department of Education
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State Board of Education
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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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11/5/15  9:38 am
Commenter: Stephanie Fitzgerald

Strengthened Childhood Trauma Awareness
 

Childhood trauma interferes with learning and new teachers receive minimal training and information on this topic. I would strongly recommend strengthening the requirements currently 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."