The process of creating a trauma-sensitive school begins when an individual’s or small group of staff have a sense of urgency about the need to address an important school priority. When a significant number of staff determine to address this urgent priority in a trauma-sensitive way the seed for making change can take hold.
Safe and Supportive Schools
Good news!! Rep. Ruth Balser’s budget amendment to restore the critical funding needed to continue implementation of the Safe and …
Massachusetts’ Safe and Supportive Schools Commission releases its first annual report with recommendations to the Legislature and Governor.
Representative Ruth Balser and Senator Sal DiDomenico were honored with Legislative Champion awards at the Massachusetts Advocates for Children’s “Celebrating Voices” event. Rep, Balser and Sen. DiDomenico were recognized for their leadership as a champions of Safe and Supportive Schools for all the children in Massachusetts.
The American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts recently voiced its support for Safe and Supportive Schools.
On July 22, 2015, TLPI hosted the Safe and Supportive Schools Commission for a summer retreat.
On March 1, 2004, the Boston Globe published a letter to the editor by TLPI on why An Act Relative to Safe and Supportive Schools (H3528) should pass. This law would provide a statewide framework to help schools create the safe and supportive school-wide cultures that are the foundation for a trauma-sensitive school.