not participate in practices that are emotionally damaging,
physically harmful, disrespectful, degrading,
dangerous, exploitative, or intimidating to children.
This principle has precedence over all others in
- “Realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery;
- Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system;
- Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and
- Seeks to actively resist re-traumatization."
It is our duty to actively speak out against policies that do not benefit or worse harm our children and families. Communicate with your administrators, your funders, and your community about the needs of young children around lockdown drills.