Trauma Responsive Educational Practices Project
Because traumatized children often exhibit challenging classroom behaviors, their school experiences can become focused on discipline, behavior control, and exclusion from instruction. To prevent this, children and youth coping with trauma need:
Educators who have been trained to identify how trauma shows up in behaviors at school
Educators who use evidence-based practices to support the healthy development of children coping with trauma
Educational contexts that prioritize keeping children in the classroom and engaged in learning
Join educators who are utilizing trauma responsive educational practices to ensure that schools can meet the psychological, emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of students coping with trauma and toxic levels of stress.
The TREP Project began in response to the needs of schools serving students living in neighborhoods with higher levels of violent crime.
Violent crime—particularly violence that occurs in public spaces—is largely contained within the neighborhoods with the highest concentrations of poor families. And because of America’s history of racial redlining, the most disadvantaged neighborhoods are often also the ones with the highest concentrations of Black families. Read more>>>