Director Susan Cole describes the work of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative and its vision for creating and advocating for trauma-sensitive schools.
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Citizens for Juvenile Justice has released a policy report "Missed Opportunities: Preventing Youth in the Child Welfare System from Entering the Juvenile Justice System". The report describes the role that trauma from adverse experiences can play in the learning and behavior challenges that are associated with increased risk for juvenile delinquency among children in the child welfare system. The report also highlights Massachusetts’ Safe and Supportive Schools law as a policy that has potential for helping to prevent students in the child welfare system from entering the juvenile justice system by fostering the creation of stable and supportive school communities. LEARN MORE
"Turning Around Trauma" by Jonathan Sapers was published in the Fall 2015 edition of Scholastic Administrator. The article, which features TLPI Director Susan Cole, examines how some schools are working to support students impacted by the trauma response. LEARN MORE
In the three part series Books and Bullets, KQED News examines how chronic violence in some neighborhoods impacts children and their learning and highlights TLPI as one organization "working to prevent violence and help children and youth exposed to chronic violence succeed in school". LEARN MORE
Representative Ruth Balser and Senator Sal DiDomenico were honored with Legislative Champion awards at the Massachusetts Advocates for Children's "Celebrating Voices" event. Rep, Balser and Sen. DiDomenico were recognized for their leadership as a champions of Safe and Supportive Schools for all the children in Massachusetts. LEARN MORE