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Creating a Culture of Compassion: Trauma-Informed Community School

At San Diego’s Cherokee Point Elementary School, many children struggle with the effects of community violence, growing up with abusive parents and other forms of childhood trauma. Instead of punishing or ignoring the symptoms of trauma, this 15-minute video tells the story of how Cherokee Point has engaged teachers, students, parents and many others in creating a culture of compassion where students and their families are thriving.  


Principal Godwin Higa is a Castle High School graduate, Proud Class of 1971.