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Creating, Supporting, and Sustaining Trauma-Informed Schools: A System Framework

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

Presents a tiered approach to creating a trauma-informed school environment that addresses the needs of all students, staff, administrators, and families who might be at risk for experiencing the symptoms of traumatic stress. This framework offers a vision of a trauma-informed school, adhering to the “4 Rs”: (1) realizing the widespread impact of trauma and pathways to recovery; (2) recognizing traumas signs and symptoms; (3) responding by integrating knowledge about trauma into all facets of the system; and (4) resisting re-traumatization of trauma-impacted individuals by decreasing the occurrence of unnecessary triggers (i.e., trauma and loss reminders) and by implementing trauma-informed policies, procedures, and practices.

Published in 2017