Students who experience Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) can benefit from a focused practice of cultivating gratitude.
One research article states the importance of:
“providing ways to action gratitude through student initiatives”
for children who have ACES.
The full article is linked here: Teaching With Strengths in Trauma-Affected Students: A New Approach to Healing and Growth in the Classroom
This text box comes directly from the article and shows the increased psychological capacities and strengths in trauma-affected students.
A daily home practice I have instituted is a gratitude jar:
Every night at dinner, my son and I sit down and write on a piece of paper one thing we are grateful for. Over time the jar has filled! With continual focus on what we are grateful for, we are better able to see all of the great things in our lives.
Focusing on gratitude can help build resilience and makes individuals stronger.
Cultivate An Attitude Of Gratitude: I have created a worksheet for adults (parents and teachers and older students) to fill out Be Grateful Worksheet. Take a minute to fill this out to encourage your mind to focus on gratitude. Think of ways you can continue a daily practice of focusing on gratitude.
In the comments put what you are grateful for!