Director Susan Cole describes the work of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative and its vision for creating and advocating for trauma-sensitive schools.
NEWS AND UPDATES
California Schools resolve to address the needs of traumatized students with new Safe and Supportive School policies announced by the Los Angeles and San Francisco School Districts. LEARN MORE
The American Bar Association (ABA) is calling for legal representation that recognizes the impact of trauma and “reflects an awareness of trauma’s adverse impacts on children and youth in contact with the legal system.” It calls for collaboration to facilitate and support recovery. TLPI’s Education law clinic approach was highlighted as part of the solution. LEARN MORE
Last December, TLPI joined leaders convened by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to discuss ways to expand national awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and methods to promote prevention and healing. Everyone is encouraged to read this important report from the Proceedings of the National Collaborative on Adversity and Resilience (NCAR). LEARN MORE
The Council on State Governments recently issued its long-awaited report titled The Consensus Report on School Discipline, which was presented to the White House and the Department of Education. It calls for creating positive school climates with collaborative services to address the discipline crisis. It refers to volume 2 of Helping Traumatized Children Learn in recognizing the importance of trauma in creating a positive school climate and highlighted the Massachusetts Behavioral Health and Public Schools Framework. LEARN MORE