Director Susan Cole describes the work of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative and its vision for creating and advocating for trauma-sensitive schools.


Johns Hopkins’ Symposium Highlights Trauma-Sensitive Schools — September 29, 2015

In April, Johns Hopkins' Urban Health Institute held their fourth annual symposium on the social determinants of health, “Healing Together: Community-Level Trauma-- Its Causes, Consequences and Solutions,” with the goal of providing education and opportunities for partnerships to make Baltimore a more “trauma-informed” city. LEARN MORE

Haven Academy Finds Success Working With Traumatized Students — September 22, 2015

In "When Home Is Tough, Making Students Feel Good At School", NPR highlights Mott Haven Academy Charter School and the success they have experienced working with traumatized students. LEARN MORE

Ferguson Commission Report cites TLPI as a Model — September 17, 2015

On September 14, the Ferguson Commission released its final report highlighting the need for schools to understand the impact of trauma on students and cites TLPI’s work as a model. LEARN MORE

NPR and Christian Science Monitor Cover Compton Trauma Lawsuit — September 3, 2015

In the wake of a lawsuit filed against the Compton Unified School District, both NPR and the Christian Science Monitor address the issues and concerns this lawsuit has raised. LEARN MORE


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
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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

Safe and Supportive Schools Update

With the FY16 budget signed by Governor Baker and Safe and Supportive Schools funded at $500,000, the work of creating safe and supportive schools across Massachusetts continues.

Click here to learn more about the Safe and Supportive Schools Commission and the work happening statewide.



To contact the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, click here.

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