“Safe, Healthy and Ready to Learn”, a new policy report from Futures Without Violence calls for sufficient funding to dramatically increase the creation and expansion of trauma-sensitive schools.
In the Media
Meredith Kolodner writes about high schools which are successfully decreasing suspensions and expulsions through trauma sensitive practices that address the reasons for a student’s behavior in her article, “How Schools Can Lower Suspension Rates and Raise Graduation Rates”.
TLPI was featured as the Cover Story in the Harvard Law Bulletin’s Fall 2014 Issue. The article discusses TLPI’s origins and work on Trauma-Sensitive Schools.
Professor Jeanie Tietjen, founder of the Center for Trauma & Learning in Post-Secondary Education (CTLPSE) at MassBay Community College, discusses an article by Janell Ross in the National Journal titled Does Exposure to Violence and Trauma Impact Students’ Education Prospects? The article looks at the effects of violence and trauma on students , in the wake of the events in Ferguson, Missouri.
Jane Ellen Stevens, editor of ACEStooHigh, describes how trauma-informed practices in San Francisco’s El Dorado Elementary School reduced suspensions by 89% and improved academic achievement.
Education Week describes why children of veterans can have difficulty in the classroom due to secondhand trauma and how a trauma-sensitive school can help.
The following is an excerpt from “’Trauma-Sensitive’” Schools A new framework for reaching troubled students” by Laura Pappano, which appears …
Below is an excerpt from, “State, federal lawmakers take action on trauma-informed policies, programs” by Elizabeth Prewitt on the Aces Too …
On March 31, 2014, the New York Times published the following Letter to the Editor by Susan Cole and Harrison Polans, responding to an editorial about students being suspended and expelled from schools and highlighting Massachusetts legislation that could serve as a model for the country.
Below is an excerpt of an Op-Ed in The Baltimore Sun, by Peter C. Murrell Jr. and Jessica Strauss, which advocates …