Lawsuit Launched to Force All US Schools to Adopt “Trauma-informed” Practices


ACES Too High News reports on a class action lawsuit filed in Compton, California. “The civic lawsuit demands that Comptom schools incorporate proven practices that address trauma, in the same way public schools have adapted and evolved in past decades to help students who experience physical or other barriers to learning.”

According to ACES Too High News, five students and three teachers are being represented by Public Counsel, the nationā€™s largest pro bono law firm, and Irell & Manella LLP. “The plaintiffsā€™ legal team is relying on research demonstrating clearly that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a barrier to academic success for millions of children… especially those in underserved communities, such as Compton, which has a poverty rate twice the California average and a murder rate five times the national average.”

Landmark lawsuit filed in California to make trauma-informed practices mandatory for all public schools (ACES Too High News, May 18, 2015)