SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Educators say they are encountering more "wounded students" in their classrooms, but experts say they don't always know how to address their needs.

The founder of a group who aims to help these students spoke recently at the National Youth-At-Risk Conference in Savannah.

Hope 4 the Wounded founder Joe Hendershott says educators must work to restore the self-esteem of such students.

The Savannah Morning News reports that abuse, neglect, violence, poverty, loss and witnessing the abuse of a parent or sibling can lead to symptoms of trauma in children.

Information from: Savannah Morning News, http://www.savannahnow.com

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