Trauma-informed approaches

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Trauma-informed frameworks, programs, and practices implemented in educational settings

Addressing Trauma in Educational SettingsAddressing Trauma in Educational Settings

This series of three modules shares research, resources, and strategies to support students and educators in the context of trauma. View Resource Organization: Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia
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An Action Agenda for Addressing TraumaAn Action Agenda for Addressing Trauma

A big-picture vision of success for addressing trauma, and specific action steps for how this vision can be achieved.
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Glossary: Common terms for frameworks, initiatives, and approaches that address traumaGlossary: Common terms for frameworks, initiatives, and approaches that address trauma

This glossary includes definitions of four commonly used terms that refer to frameworks, initiatives, and approaches that address trauma. It is intended to provide an ...
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Supporting Students Experiencing Trauma During the COVID-19 PandemicSupporting Students Experiencing Trauma During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This blog describes various strategies and practices that educators can use in the classroom and in schools more broadly to support students experiencing trauma. The ...
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Addressing the Effects of Trauma in SchoolAddressing the Effects of Trauma in School

This webinar series addresses the effects of trauma on brain development, approaches and frameworks to foster positive youth engagement, and the importance of supporting youth-serving ...
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Using Data to Support Students Experiencing TraumaUsing Data to Support Students Experiencing Trauma

Educators and support staff at all levels can explore and use data to support students experiencing trauma.
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Selecting the Right Interventions to Support Students’ Mental Health NeedsSelecting the Right Interventions to Support Students’ Mental Health Needs

This resource provides key questions to ask when considering and selecting programs with specific decision-support tools.
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Menu of Trauma-Informed Programs for SchoolsMenu of Trauma-Informed Programs for Schools

This resource provides descriptions of trauma-informed programs across different tiers (in a multi-tiered framework) and available information about their implementation and evaluation/evidence. Click “View Resource” ...
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Common Trauma Symptoms in Students and Helpful Strategies for EducatorsCommon Trauma Symptoms in Students and Helpful Strategies for Educators

The handout provides information about the common symptoms of trauma, grouped into five main categories, as well as everyday strategies that educators can implement in ...
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Virtual Preventative Strategies to Support Students Social Emotional and Mental Health NeedsVirtual Preventative Strategies to Support Students Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs

This resource presents everyday preventative strategies that educators can implement in virtual settings to support students’ social-emotional and mental health needs associated with trauma.
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Helping Traumatized Children Learn: Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools (Volume 2)Helping Traumatized Children Learn: Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools (Volume 2)

This series of two reports summarizes research on the impact trauma from exposure to violence can have on children’s learning, behavior and relationships in school, ...
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Creating Trauma-Informed Policies: A Practice Guide for School and Mental Health LeadershipCreating Trauma-Informed Policies: A Practice Guide for School and Mental Health Leadership

This resource provides a deep dive into developing, implementing, and evaluating trauma-informed and compassionate school policies. It highlights four “choice points” for education and mental ...
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Policy and Practice for Trauma-Informed SchoolsPolicy and Practice for Trauma-Informed Schools

This brief describes components of a trauma-informed schools, as well as specific strategies organized through the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Framework. View Resource Organization: National Association ...
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Responding to Trauma through Policies that Create Supportive Learning EnvironmentsResponding to Trauma through Policies that Create Supportive Learning Environments

This brief introduces a Trauma-Informed Policy Framework to Create Supportive Learning Environments to help state officials create supportive learning environments that meet the needs of ...
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Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Brief Tips and Policy RecommendationsCreating Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Brief Tips and Policy Recommendations

This brief provides tips and policy recommendations for implementing trauma-sensitive schools, including a discussion of the role of school psychologists in supporting trauma-sensitive schools, and ...
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A Toolkit for Connecting Social-Emotional and Mental Health Supports to the Opioid EpidemicA Toolkit for Connecting Social-Emotional and Mental Health Supports to the Opioid Epidemic

This toolkit from the West Virginia Department of Education provides guidance for educators, students, families, and community providers to support the mental and social-emotional well-being ...
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Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training PackageTrauma-Sensitive Schools Training Package

This training package offers a framework and roadmap for adopting a trauma-sensitive approach school- or district-wide. It includes resources for training school staff and leading ...
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Wisconsin’s Trauma Sensitive Schools Online Professional Development SystemWisconsin's Trauma Sensitive Schools Online Professional Development System

This online learning system is designed to support schools in creating a trauma sensitive school in the context of a tiered system of supports. The ...
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Creating, Supporting, and Sustaining Trauma-Informed Schools: A System FrameworkCreating, Supporting, and Sustaining Trauma-Informed Schools: A System Framework

This resource presents a tiered approach to creating a trauma-informed school environment that addresses the needs of all students, staff, administrators, and families who might ...
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