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Trauma-Sensitive Schooling, And The 'Rogue Nuns' Of KC's Operation Breakthrough

Laura Ziegler
KCUR 89.3

Trauma experienced at home or elsewhere can negatively affect a child's learning in the classroom. Today, we learn how and why Kansas City Public Schools has introduced trauma-sensitive care to help kids cope. Then, meet the two nuns who broke the mold to establish one of the largest child care and social services organizations in Missouri, Operation Breakthrough

Sister Berta Sailer,  Sister Corita Bussanmas and Mary Esselman will discuss Operation Breakthrough as chronicled in the book 'Angels with Angles: The Rogue Nuns behind Operation Breakthrough' at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21. For more information, visit KCLibrary.org.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.