VIDEO & DISCUSSION GUIDE

VIDEO: WHY WE NEED
TRAUMA-SENSITIVE SCHOOLS


Trauma-sensitive schools help ALL children to feel safe to learn. Watch the video to find out why.

There are a growing number of schools throughout Massachusetts and the United States engaged in the work of creating trauma-sensitive schools. Learn more . . . 


Traumatic experiences in childhood can impact learning. Watch Part 1: Academic Performance.

Join the Students Speak Legislative Briefing — March 2, 2022

This virtual briefing will take place on Wednesday, March 9th at 11:00am (EST) on Zoom. At the briefing, high school students from across the Commonwealth will share their perspectives on what they need in order to do well in school and why now is a critical moment to prioritize funding for Safe and Supportive Schools. LEARN MORE

TLPI Hiring for a Clinical Instructor — July 6, 2021

The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI) and the Education Law Clinic at Harvard Law School is currently accepting applications for a new Clinical Instructor. LEARN MORE

Why are we seeing unprecedented levels of need in school communities? — October 18, 2022

children in classroom looking up from desks

Schools play a significant role in supporting not only a young person’s academic development but their healthy social-emotional development as well. Disruptions from the pandemic have undermined school's supportive role, especially for those students at critical transitional stages.  LEARN MORE

Understanding the Covid-19 pandemic as a shared exposure to trauma in all school communities. — September 20, 2022

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Viewing the pandemic as a shared exposure to trauma among everyone in the school community helps us look differently at what is in front of us. It also helps us respond differently with a focus on practices that can mitigate the impact of the traumatic experience of the pandemic by strengthening the sense of community in our school. LEARN MORE

 VIDEO & DISCUSSION GUIDE

VIDEO: WHY WE NEED
TRAUMA-SENSITIVE SCHOOLS


Trauma-sensitive schools help ALL children to feel safe to learn. Watch the video to find out why.

There are a growing number of schools throughout Massachusetts and the United States engaged in the work of creating trauma-sensitive schools. Learn more . . . 


Traumatic experiences in childhood can impact learning. Watch Part 1: Academic Performance.

NEW: TOOLS & RESOURCES SECTION

Tools and Resources for
Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Leadership and Staff Share a School-Wide Approach
We invite you to engage with these materials and resources as you work to create trauma-sensitive schools. Learn More.

FEATURED VIDEO

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FEATURED VIDEO: What Does a Trauma-Sensitive Middle/High School Look Like?


We are thrilled to share with you this short video highlighting one middle/high school’s journey to create a trauma-sensitive, safe and supportive school.

Education in Times of Crises

Remote Teaching of Student
Research on Trauma-Sensitive Schools Offers Timely Insights for Educating Students During Times of Unprecedented Crises

Study shows transformational benefits of a trauma-sensitive school culture

As the world confronts the collective and unprecedented trauma of a public health and economic crisis – exacerbated by systemic racial inequities – understanding the impact trauma has on the ability of children to learn is more important than ever. Read More…

PUBLICATIONS

Helping Traumatized Children Learn

Cover of the Purple Book: Helping Traumatized Children Learn Volume 1Volume 1
A Report and Policy Agenda

TLPI’s groundbreaking publication describes the impact of trauma on learning and proposes a policy agenda.
Purchase or download

Volume 2
Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools
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

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AT THE STATE HOUSE

 

The House Ways and Means budget includes an increased appropriation of $600,000 for the Safe and Supportive Schools Line Item. This will help fund more school districts in creating a safe and supportive school environments for all students.

CONTACT US

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

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