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Sunday, February 23 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Strategies to Support Gifted Children Struggling with Trauma

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Continuing our research into how trauma affects the brain, and its impact on our children, we are realizing that many gifted children, especially highly gifted children, suffer their own kind of trauma as they cope with being different and trying to fit into society and expectations placed on them. Having society, parents, teachers, a school system not understand them and how they think and learn, can have a profound impact on a child. These children are also just as likely to suffer from other traumas as any other child; however, their unique sensitivities and pressures they are already under put them at a unique risk. This presentation will open your eyes to what our children are going through, and also provide you with some strategies to help support them as we continue to learn more and more about this topic.


Adam Laningham

Manager, Gifted & Advanced Academics / Owner, Bright Child Books, Bright Child Books / DVUSD
Author of Gifted Children & How Trauma Impacts Them, Adam has over 20 years of experience in gifted education. As Manager of a large, diverse school district in Phoenix, he oversees a wide range of services for over 5,000 gifted identified students. Recognized as the 2014 Arizona... Read More →

Sunday February 23, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PST