Rosie's Fund is an intervention program created to address severe trauma in 4J elementary students.
This fund was spearheaded by a very generous gift by a former 4J teacher and administrator, but we need the community's support to continue to sustain it.
According to Dr. Robert Block, former President of the Academy of Pediatrics, "Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest public health threat facing our nation today."
The earlier that students can receive necessary support, the more successful they can be in school, and beyond.
Children who are experiencing trauma often act out when they are at school, which can also impact the entire classroom. When students come to school exhausted and stressed, they aren’t ready to learn fractions or write an essay. Their emergency needs take precedence over academic work and they need additional support to be successful.
Access to assessment, followed by intervention through effective care, support, and treatment for children and families can help mitigate the health and behavioral consequences of childhood trauma, strengthen children’s resilience, and break the cycle of adversity.
Effects of Trauma Can Be Seen in Adults
Adults who were exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) in large doses as children are are at an increased risk for 7 out of 10 of the leading causes of death and have a 20-year difference in life expectancy than adults who were not exposed to frequent or severe trauma.
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