VIDEO & DISCUSSION GUIDE
VIDEO: WHY WE NEED
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
Creating Learning Environments That Are Safe Havens — December 13, 2022
In this post, we note how trauma-sensitive school leaders focus on creating learning environments that are safe havens, where students are met “where they are” and supported as such to re-connect, to develop needed skills, and to maintain their physical and emotional health and well-being. LEARN MORE
Why are we seeing unprecedented levels of need in school communities? — October 18, 2022
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