Becoming A Trauma Responsive School
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 provide developmentally supportive responses
Educational contexts that prioritize keeping children in the classroom and engaged in learning
Many of the lessons learned and resources developed through our work with partner schools are shared in this professional learning community.
Steps on the pathway to becoming a trauma responsive school: