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A Journey Towards Trauma-Informed Schools   Learn how the Partnership for Resilience, originally known as the “Southland Education and Health Initiative,” is working with teachers, administrators, and health care professionals to meet the needs of students impacted by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) - CDC  The Center for Disease Control offers a comprehensive look at ACES in the context of a public health issue and violence prevention.


Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators  including facts, suggestions, psychological and behavioral impact of trauma by grade level, and self-care.

Childhood Trauma: Expert Answers to Tough Questions from Real Teachers

Trauma expert Dr. Caelan Soma, clinical director of the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, shares her best advice. She answers questions on dealing with a myriad of traumas students face including divorce, death, suicide, foster care and more.

Childhood Trauma: What Every Teacher Needs to Know

This important video highlights the five most important things that all educators know about helping their students through trauma and knowing when they have a student in need.

The Heart of Learning: Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success is a handbook written and compiled by the State of Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and Western Washington University staff. It contains valuable information for educators to help them on a daily basis as they work with students whose learning has 'been adversely impacted by trauma in their lives.


Helping Traumatized Children Learn demonstrates how children's trauma from exposure to family and other forms of violence can help explain many educational difficulties teachers face every day. The report provides a school-wide flexible Framework and a public policy agenda for creating trauma-sensitive school environments.

The Language of Trauma and Loss, a teacher's guide to trauma including lesson plans for elementary, middle, his schools is a blog by Daun Kaufman, PA teacher, focusing on trauma, ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) with scenarios of trauma.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, established by Congress in 2000, the NCTSN is a unique collaboration of academic and community based centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care for families impacted by trauma in the U.S.A.

Supporting Schools with Chronic Trauma,  Edutopia article focusing on preventative de-escalation strategies for students with ACES/chronic trauma.

TSA | Guidelines for developing a trauma-informed school Psychological First Aid—Listen, Protect, Connect (PFA—LPC) is a five-step crisis response strategy designed to reduce the initial distress of students or adults and to help them return to school

When Trauma Hinders Learning, is an article that deals with kindergarten students unable to integrate into school due to childhood trauma.

Trauma Informed Practices
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