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Trauma Informed

Information and resources that apply trauma informed practices across several different fields.


"Students who experience trauma often have difficulty paying attention and learning, trouble building relationships with teachers and peers, spend more time out of class, are at increased risk of failing, have lower test scores, are more likely to be suspended or expelled and have higher rates of referral to special education."

The Trauma-Informed School: A Step-by-Step Implementation Guide for Administrators and School Personnel

This well written and well-organized guide was developed from the vast experience of a nationally recognized retired school principal and school consultant (Jim Sporleder) and a nationally recognized trauma expert (Heather T. Forbes, LCSW). The combined work of these two authors is a winning combination that will equip and empower you to become a trailblazer in the area of trauma-informed education.

Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma

As an early childhood professional, you play a key role in the early identification of maltreatment and unhealthy patterns of development. You are also the gateway to healing. In Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma, you will find the tools and strategies to connect with harmed children and start them on the path to healing.

Trauma-sensitive schools

Growing evidence supports the important relationship between trauma and academic failure. Along with the failure of “zero tolerance” policies to resolve issues of school safety and a new understanding of children’s disruptive behavior, educators are changing the way they view children’s academic and social problems. In response, the trauma-sensitive schools movement presents a new vision for promoting children’s success. This book introduces this promising approach and provides K–5 education professionals with clear explanations of current research and dozens of practical, creative ideas to help them.

Creating Healing School Communities

School systems are pressured to raise the level of academic achievement, but children who are exposed to trauma often bring a complicated set of needs to the classroom that can impact their willingness to learn, their cognitive function, their ability to form lasting relationships, and even their physical health. For school mental health providers, it can be overwhelming to find the best ways to support students who have experienced trauma and stress: What are the best ways to, understand and assist these vulnerable children? Creating Healing School Communities provides readers with the necessary"trauma‑informed" tools to intervene on behalf of struggling students and create a beneficial educational environment.

10 steps to create a trauma informed school

Gain an understanding of how childhood trauma impacts learning and behavior and review actual scenarios and expert answers to tough questions. Get practical activity worksheets to copy to use with students as well as PTSD Assessment, Life Events Checklist, ACE Questionnaire, and School Questionnaire forms and more!

Essentials of trauma informed assessment and interventions in the schools

Children exposed to early negative and adverse experiences may not think, feel, process emotions, behave, respond to, or relate to others the same way that typically developing children do. If psychologists do not appreciate and understand the effects of trauma in the lives of children, they may be working in ways that are not efficient or effective and may actually be providing a disservice to the children and families they serve. This volume provides an overview of the deleterious effects of adverse childhood experiences on children's functioning, adjustment, cognitive, social-emotional, behavioral, academic, and neuropsychological outcomes.

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