Reports and Resources

No School Alone: How Community Risks and Assets Contribute to School and Youth Success, Washington State University, March 2015

In this report to the Washington State legislature, the Area Health Education Center at Washington State University looks at the effect of adverse experiences, economic well-being, safety and family challenges on academic success.

PDF-download: No School Alone, Washington State ReportWashington State—No School Alone: How Community Risks and Assets Contribute to School and Youth Success, 2015

 

Safe, Health, and Ready to Learn

Safe, Healthy and Ready to Learn: Policy Recommendations to Ensure Children thrive in Supportive Communities Free from Violence and Trauma, Futures without Violence, May 2015

This new policy report from Futures without Violence calls for “sufficient funding to dramatically increase the creation and expansion of trauma-sensitive schools”, as one of several key recommendations about what children and youth need to overcome the effects of violence and other traumatic experiences.

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Addressing Childhood Trauma in DC Schools, DC’s Children’s Law Center, June 2015

Children’s Law Center of Washington, D.C. calls for the implementation of trauma-sensitive schools to support students. Highlighting the work done to bring trauma-sensitive schools to Massachusetts, “Addressing Childhood Trauma in DC Schools” uses the components laid out in TLPI’s Helping Traumatized Children Learn: Volume 2 to identify what makes a school trauma-sensitive.

PDF-download: Addressing Childhood Trauma, DC Schools Children’s Law Center: Addressing Childhood Trauma in DC Schools, June 2015

 

Urbanhealth - Healing Together - John Hopkins UniversityHealing Together: Community-Level Trauma—Its Causes, Consequences and Solutions, Johns Hopkins’ Urban Health Institute, April 2015

Johns Hopkins’ Urban Health Institute a summary report documenting its April 2015 symposium, “Healing Together: Community-Level Trauma– Its Causes, Consequences and Solutions.” The goal of the symposium was to provide education and opportunities for partnerships to make Baltimore, MD a more “trauma-informed” city.

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Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equality, September 2015

The Ferguson Commission, an independent group appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to conduct a study of the social and economic conditions that impede progress, equality and safety in the St. Louis region,  released its final report, entitled “Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equity.”  The report highlights the need for schools to understand the impact of trauma on students and cites TLPI’s work as a model.

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Citizens-for-Juvenile-Justice-Missed-Opportunities-2015-CoverMissed Opportunities: Preventing Youth in the Child Welfare system From Entering the Juvenile Justice System, Citizens for Juvenile Justice, September 2015

Citizens for Juvenile Justice’s report, Missed Opportunities: Preventing Youth in the Child Welfare System from Entering the Juvenile Justice System, focuses on multi-system youth.  The report notes Massachusetts Safe and Supportive School law as a practice that may positively impact young people involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

PDF-download: Citizens for Justice: Missed Opportunities Citizens for Juvenile Justice—Missed Opportunities: Preventing Youth in the Child Welfare System from Entering the Juvenile Justice System