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Roane County educators met at South Harriman Baptist Church on Friday to learn how to work with students who have suffered tragic events and how these stresses can spill over into the classroom. Teachers were asked to explain why they chose a banner with a question and how they responded.

By Richard Evans

Teachers from Midtown and Bowers elementary schools received trauma informed training on Friday.

“A trauma informed school is a school that focuses on students who are in our building that come from homes with trauma situations, which will affect their learning and will affect their behavior at school,” said Kendra Inman, principal at Midtown Elementary.

She said trauma could include divorce, a death in the family or it could be some type of abuse taking place in the home.