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 . . . 

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

Susan Cole, Founder and Director of TLPI Passes Away — May 7, 2021

Susan Cole - Founder and Director of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative

It is with heavy hearts that we share the incredibly sad news that Susan Cole, the Founder and Director of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative has passed away. She died on Saturday, May 1, 2021, with her loving family by her side. LEARN MORE

Susan Cole, Founder and Director of TLPI Passes Away — May 7, 2021

Susan Cole - Founder and Director of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative

It is with heavy hearts that we share the incredibly sad news that Susan Cole, the Founder and Director of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative has passed away. She died on Saturday, May 1, 2021, with her loving family by her side. LEARN MORE

Trauma-Sensitive School Reopening — March 18, 2021

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As schools reopen how can we use what we know about the impacts of trauma to provide learning environments in schools that will respond to the many emerging and varied needs of students?   One way is to keep trauma-sensitivity at the forefront of planning as students return. 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

Visit Our Videos Page for More videos

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

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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

The Senate Ways and Means Budget was released and allocates $510,684 to the Safe and Supportive Schools line item (7061-9612).  Additionally, the line item includes provisions in the language that we have been advocating for regarding prioritizing student voice and incorporating training on the revised Safe and Supportive Schools Self-Assessment Tool into conferences and leadership summits.  This critical funding, if included in the final budget, will support implementation of the Safe and Supportive Schools Framework statute. We are grateful for the widespread support of the Safe and Supportive Schools line item in the Senate and to the lead sponsor, Senator Sal DiDomenico. Please stay tuned as the budget process moves forward.

CONTACT US

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

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