WELCOME VIDEO

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

Children’s Law Center Calls for Trauma-Sensitive Schools in D.C. — June 24, 2015

In a new report, the Children's Law Center of Washington, D.C. calls for the implementation of trauma-sensitive schools to support students. “Education reforms in the District will not fully succeed if schools do not address the trauma that students bring with them to class,” said Judith Sandalow, Executive Director of Children’s Law Center. LEARN MORE

Boston Public Schools say Safe and Supportive Schools are “an issue of equity” — May 22, 2015

Boston Neighborhood Network News interviews Andria Amador about Boston Public School's use of Social Emotional Learning and creating safe environments for all students. LEARN MORE

Futures Without Violence Supports Trauma-Sensitive Schools — May 18, 2015

"Safe, Healthy and Ready to Learn", a new policy report from Futures Without Violence calls for sufficient funding to dramatically increase the creation and expansion of trauma-sensitive schools. LEARN MORE

West Virginia Takes Trauma-Sensitive Schools Statewide — May 12, 2015

After finding success in implementing trauma-sensitive practices in five pilot schools, West Virginia announced that all schools in the state will become trauma-sensitive. LEARN MORE

HELPING TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN LEARN

HTCL_book_cover Volume 1
A Report and Policy Agenda
TLPI’s groundbreaking publication describes the impact of trauma on learning and proposes a policy agenda.
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Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive SchoolsVolume 2
Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools
This book offers a guide to a process for creating trauma-sensitive schools and a policy agenda to provide the support schools need to achieve this goal
Purchase or download

 

RECENT AUDIO/VIDEOS

Joel Ristuccia, Ed.M, of TLPI, in an audio interview with the Attachment & Trauma Network


Dr. Mary E. Curtis on Trauma-Sensitive professional development for educators


Principal Ryan Powers
on His Trauma-Sensitive School


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BUDGET UPDATE!

Thank you to those who have thus far responded to our email asking you to contact senators and representatives and ask them to contact members of the conference committee.  As you know, the Senate called for $500,000 and the House $300,000 in their respective budgets. We are seeking the $500,000 amount.   If you haven’t yet sent an email, please click here to send a personal email to your senator and representative.

 

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