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 . . . 

Trauma Sensitive Middle/High School – Video — September 8, 2020

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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. Highlighted in the video are the ways in which this school embraces parent engagement and student voice to help guide their efforts to create a vibrant learning community where all staff work together to create a school that embodies the values of safety, trusting relationships, connection, equity,  belonging, and adaptability. LEARN MORE

Supporting Families With Remote Learning — May 18, 2020

Trauma-sensitive school leaders spoke to the critical role that parents and care givers are playing in this time of remote learning. Educators are now working closely with parents and caregivers in new ways, often supporting them as collaborating co-teachers.  They shared the wonderful examples of how elementary school educators are inviting families to join the learning. LEARN MORE

Trauma-Sensitive Vision Questions — September 29, 2020

Remote Teaching of Student

As students are welcomed back to school this year, new needs and urgencies will be identified by school staff. As educators think through how to address these urgencies in a trauma-sensitive way, TLPI offers a tool-the trauma sensitive vision questions- to help support educators’ efforts to engage in active reflection and thoughtful inquiry on ways to achieve their vision of creating a trauma-sensitive, safe and supportive learning environment. LEARN MORE

Trauma Sensitive Middle/High School – Video — September 8, 2020

Watch the video

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. Highlighted in the video are the ways in which this school embraces parent engagement and student voice to help guide their efforts to create a vibrant learning community where all staff work together to create a school that embodies the values of safety, trusting relationships, connection, equity,  belonging, and adaptability. 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 . . . 

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…

 IMPACTS OF TRAUMA

The Impacts of Trauma on Learning, Part 1: Academic Performance


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

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

Students Speak:
Why We Need Safe and Supportive Schools

Recently a legislative briefing was held at the State House. High school students from several cities shared with legislators what they need from their schools in order to learn and do well. “Students’ Voices: Their Perspectives on How Schools Are and Should Be.” Is a report documenting what those students shared.  Learn more

CONTACT US

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

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