Forest Psy.D. Student Publishes Chapter in New Book

Deseri Burgess, Psy.D. Student at Forest Institute is a contributing author for  "Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professional”,  a three-section book intended to provide information, suggestions and advice for education professionals working with students who have experienced trauma.

In Burgess’ chapter, "Students Exposed to Domestic Violence," she discusses the impact of domestic violence along with developmental and cultural considerations and shares strategies for educators to support students and their families who have experienced domestic abuse.

Educators have a unique opportunity to identify and support students who have been exposed to traumatic stress. This book is a valuable resource to equip school professionals to better understand the impact of these events, and provide practical ways to give meaningful instruction to traumatized students.

The well-reviewed book was released Nov. 1, and is available on Amazon and is sure to become a valuable tool for classroom teachers and for practicing school-based professionals. It is also useful for courses that address crisis, trauma, and education across a broad spectrum of specializations, including school social work, education, psychology, counseling, and school administration.