Purpose of this Assessment The objective of this assignment is for you to show y

Purpose of this Assessment
The objective of this assignment is for you to show your understanding of the ACE model and how it can be useful for teachers to utilize methods in the classroom that are responsive to each students’ needs.” 
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Paper
The objective of this assignment is for you to show your understanding of the ACE model and how it can be useful for teachers to utilize methods in the classroom that are responsive to each students’ needs (Specifically referring to Trauma Informed Practices). You will be required to use the readings and films from class/Canvas to complete your paper, and 2 interviews with two K-12 teachers and/or school counselors about working with students who have had traumatic backgrounds or are considered “hard to deal with” (which almost every teacher has experienced). Keep in mind, that not all teachers will know what ACEs are, You may have to be the one to teach it to them. The paper requirements and the interview requirements are below.
Write a 5 – 7 page paper, using APA format to generate a title page, references page, and in-text citations. Your title page and references page do not count into your page total. You do not need an abstract.
Use the articles, films, and course texts to lend support to your ideas, opinions, and observations. You may also include additional sources, if you feel necessary, but it is not required.
Typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman or Cambria font.
Discuss the following topics in the paper:
Challenges students who have experienced ACEs may face in a classroom and why (explain the effects of ACEs on learning etc.).
What you learned from the interviews with the two teachers/ school counselors. How have they worked with students with traumatic backgrounds? How did they support these specific students in their classroom? Based on the information the interview subjects provided, how can you apply this to your future classroom?
How can you create a successful learning environment that supports all students in your classroom (use specific Trauma informed practices in your writing)? Why is it important for teachers to learn about the ACE model AND Trauma Informed Practices? How is this important for all facets of student development? How will you build resilience in students experiencing trauma?
Paper is worth 100 points.
For the interviews:
Think of this more as a discussion, rather than a formal interview. You do not need to record this but should have questions written out and you should take notes while the teachers answer the questions. You should show the interview subjects the ACE scoresheet
and talk about how the items on it could affect students in the classroom or discuss how they have seen those items affect students in the past. You can always conduct this interview over the phone or via email. DO NOT write a script of your interview in your paper- you are summarizing these conversations for the meaning derived from teachers who have prior experience.
*also* If you have interviewed a teacher who says that they have not experienced students with trauma, I would dare to say that they may not be developing very meaningful relationships with their students. You can ask them a number of questions that may dive into the reasons behind this answer such as: why they think they see so little trauma, or how they create a safe space for students, how they deal with bullying, how they use trauma informed practices just in case they have students hiding trauma (which may be why they don’t “see” it). Make sure you share statistics of the prevalence of trauma with your teachers that you interview.
It may help to show your interviewed teachers what ACEs are using the resource sheet if they do not know what you are talking about when you say ACEs:
Please follow the RUBRIC to make this easy for you and me!
***I have put together a few things to help clarify further.
Please title your paper and then use the subheadings (you can change these if you want to personalize) shown in the rubric. Here is what your OUTLINE could look like…
Title Page
I. Introduction (including a thesis statement)
II. Students and ACEs-what have you learned about ACEs (define ACEs, include the short- and long-term impact on physical and mental health, as well as the impact on learning/challenges in the classroom, you can include prevalence in the classroom, etc. lots of options here)
III. Interviews with Teachers -discuss what you learned through your interviews, what experiences these teachers have had and how they and their team approached the situations
IV. My Future Classroom -why is this important, what trauma-informed practices will you implement in your future classroom, how will you build resilience in students experiencing trauma
V. Conclusion – 
Reference Page- Should include minimum of 2-3
I have no problem with you using a site like this to get help with creating reference page…
NOTE: Double-check the accuracy of the citation machine for APA 7th edition. You can refer to these resources: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/citationsLinks to an external site. & https://apastyle.apa.org/instructional-aids/reference-examples.pdfLinks to an external site. 
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or this…this also has a good sample of title page. You do not need an Abstract.
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html  (Links to an external site.)
APA in-text citation styleLinks to an external site. uses the author’s last name and the year of publication, for example: (Field, 2005). For direct quotations, include the page number as well, for example: (Field, 2005, p. 14). For sources such as websites and e-books that have no page numbers, use a paragraph number, for example: (Field, 2005, para. 1). More information on direct quotation of sources without pagination (Links to an external site.) is given on the APA Style and Grammar Guidelines web page.
https://guides.libraries.psu.edu/apaquickguide/intext (Links to an external site.)
***APA reference lists only include works that can be found by the reader. As a personal interview is not published or “findable,” it does not be included in an APA reference list. Instead, a personal interview should be referenced as a parenthetical citation. For example: (J. Smith, personal communication, May 17, 2008).
If you would like to include a personal interview as part of your APA reference list, then include the interviewee, the date of the interview, and the type of interview.
Last name, FI. (Year, Month date). Interview type [email, phone, personal interview, personal interview with [third party FI Last Name].
A Reference page entry could look like this…(alphabetized). If accessed online include  doi or url.
Armstrong, J. S. (1998). Are student ratings of instruction useful? American Psychologist, 53, 1223–1224. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.53.11.1223 (Links to an external site.)
Attiyeh, R., & Lumsden, K. G. (1972). Some modern myths in teaching economics: The U.K. experience. American Economic Review, 62, 429–443. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1821578 (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
This has an example of an entire paper done in APA style. Remember you do not need an abstract.
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/reference_list_basic_rules.html  (Links to an external site.)
Grading of Assessment
Grading based on rubric PLEASE SEE THE RUBRIC
Plagiarism: Your paper will be scanned by Unicheck for plagiarism. A good rule of thumb is to keep the similarity score under 12%-15%… if you are over, then you should look at the report, go back and rewrite the highlighted sections and resubmit your work. A well written paper should not exceed 8% on Unicheck with the settings I have selected. You will lose points for scores over 15%.