Public School Forum of NC Study Group XVI

The weight of their experiences: The impact of childhood trauma on learning

This is the second in a series of five articles on expanding educational opportunity in North Carolina, culminating in the release on Thursday, October 20 of the Public School Forum’s Study Group XVI final report — Expanding Educational Opportunity in North Carolina: Action Plan and Recommendations. The authors served as the co-chairs of the Study Group’s Committee on Trauma & Learning.

About the authors

Katie Rosanbalm, Ph.D., is a Research Scholar with the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University. Rosanbalm is currently involved in a number of projects to enhance long-term outcomes for children with trauma histories. Trained as a child clinical psychologist, Rosanbalm’s work focuses on program implementation and evaluation in the areas of child maltreatment prevention, early childhood systems, and self-regulation development.

Nation Hahn is the Chief Growth Officer for EdNC. Nation also serves his community through the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, named after his beloved wife, and a variety of other board roles focused on food-related issues, poverty, and education.… Read full bio »

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