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
I am delighted to announce the launch of the Trauma Sensitive Schools Website! As founder and director of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative−I would like to tell you a bit about the project, our goals, and how we hope this website will support the growing trauma sensitive schools movement. LEARN MORE
The New York Times describes the momentum building behind a movement for trauma-sensitive schools in Massachusetts and around the country in an article today titled “Schools that Separate the Child from the Trauma” by journalist David Bornstein. Citing to Volumes 1 and 2 of Helping Traumatized Children Learn, Bornstein highlights TLPI’s whole-school approach as well as its partnership with the Brockton Public Schools, a promising example of how schools can use an understanding of trauma’s impacts on learning to create school environments that enable all students to learn. LEARN MORE
By Mary E. Curtis, Ph.D.
In my thirty-some years of working in teacher education, I would be hard pressed to think of a topic that has resonated more deeply with practitioners than the impact of trauma on learning. LEARN MORE