What My Students Taught Me: Alexis, Brenda and Brittney

Alexis Vazquez and Brenda Causey both say Brittney taught them a lot about supporting children with traumatic pasts.
Alexis Vazquez and Brenda Causey both say Brittney taught them a lot about supporting children with traumatic pasts.
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When Alexis Vazquez was a preschool teacher at Children Today in Long Beach, she met a 3-year-old named Brittney who challenged her like never before. Vazquez talks with Brittney's foster mom Brenda Causey about how the experience changed their outlook on children and trauma.

It's part of a series called “What My Students Taught Me,” produced by KPCC, in partnership with the Teacher Project at Columbia Journalism School.