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Intersection: Trauma Informed Schools


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Dr. Lisa Spector. Photo courtesy of Yusila Ramirez, Nemours.


After last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida – there are renewed calls for tighter gun controls and a closer look at mental health care.

In Orange County, doctors and educators are leading a push to make schools ‘trauma informed’.

Dr. Lisa Spector is chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Nemours and sits on the Orange County Health department’s Trauma Informed committee. Dr. Spector joins us to explain what it means to be trauma informed, and how the approach can help intervene with troubled or traumatized students.


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About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »

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