• Trauma-Informed Schools

    In a trauma-informed school, adults in the building are trained to recognize and appropriately respond to students who have experienced trauma and traumatic stress. The school climate is built on a foundation of strong, supportive relationships and a safe positive environment. 

    • Feelings of physical, social, and emotional safety in students.
    • A shared understanding among staff about the impact of trauma and adversity on students.
    • Positive and culturally responsive discipline policies and practices.
    • Access to comprehensive school mental and behavioral health services.
    • Effective community collaboration.

    Benefits for Being a Trauma-Informed School

    • Improved academic achievement and test scores.

    • Improved school climate.

    • Improved teacher sense of satisfaction and safety in being a teacher.

    • Improved retention of new teachers.

    • Reduction of student behavioral outbursts and referrals to the office.

    • Reduction of stress for staff and students.

    • Reduction in absences, detentions, and suspensions.

    • Reduction in student bullying and harassment.

    • Reduction in the need for special education services/classes.

    • Reduction in drop-outs.

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Last Modified on March 24, 2020