Trauma-Responsive Schools

Trauma-Responsive Schools

  • ACES Connection  The ACEs Connection supports the ever-expanding ACEs movement by educating people about ACEs science. We engage them in the movement by increasing the number of people who join ACEs Connection. We help communities launch and grow ACEs initiatives, online and in person, and provide tools to help them measure their progress. We act as the information resource for the ACEs movement by telling its stories and providing resources.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention    The Center provides resources on bullying research, preventing gang membership, prevention strategies, risk and protective factors, school violence, National Center of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention, Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere - and more resources!

  • Danelle Theis Consulting, the Iowa ASCD presenter at the November 13, 2019, Fall Academy helps educators respond effectively to the impact of trauma on our students. 
  • Helping Traumatized Children Learn:  This website provides downloadable information (e.g., A Report and Policy Agenda, Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools.   The organization strives to help schools create trauma-sensitive environments; advocate for laws, policies and funding streamsthat will enable schools to create trauma sensitive learning environments; improve trauma-sensitive approaches to meeting the needs of individual children at school in both regular and special education; and engage in a public education campaign to teach policymakers, educators, administrators, health and mental health providers and parents about the impact of trauma on learning and the need for trauma sensitive schools. 
  • Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation:  Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners.    In this stirring follow-up to the award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners, Kristin Van Marter Souers and Pete Hall take you to the next level of trauma-invested practice. To get there, they explain, educators need to build a "nest"—a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation.  
  • Responding to Student Trauma:  Glenn Cook shared principals’ perspectives in providing safe space and assuring the staff’s preparation in addressing the needs of these students. 
  • Safe Start Center:  The Safe Start National Resource Center supports those working or interested in the field of Children Exposed to Violence (CEV). It helps by raising awareness, effective community action, and moving from evidence to action to prevent and reduce the impact of violence on children and their families. 
  • Trauma-Informed Leadership:  Wayne D’Orio shares how one district uses the administrators in the building to assist in minimizing the disruption and refocus the student on his/her learning. 
  • Trauma-Informed School shares the progress of the Santa Ana Unified School District, including resources and promising practices.  
  • Trauma-Informed Teaching Strategies:  Jessica Minahan shares in the October, 2019 edition of Educational Leadership (ASCD) strategies that positively impact the learning of students experiencing trauma.
  • The Trauma-Sensitive Teacher:  Susan E. Craig shares in the September, 2017 edition of Educational Leadership (ASCD) promising practices of teachers who deal with students experiencing trauma.
  • TSA -   Support and Resources for Trauma-Informed Schools:  Promoting trauma-informed school systems that provide prevention and early intervention strategies to create supportive and nurturing school environments. Trauma Responsive Schools  - meeting the needs of trauma-exposed students is best accomplished by a holistic, school-wide approach. 

 

 

This page was initiated on October 15,  2019.  Please send additional URLs to Lou Howell.