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.
The following resources on Schools were developed by the NCTSN.
Provides school administrators, teachers, staff, and concerned parents with basic information about working with traumatized children in the school system.
Describes a number of promising trauma-informed practices that were tested and implemented in five school- and district-based sites during the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Breakthrough Series Collaborative:
Helps schools assess what level of partnering currently exists within their school community, areas that require enhancement, and strategies for implementing these enhancements. This tool is for administrators and staff to drive further conversation about family-school partnerships.
Offers helpful resources and inspiring reports abound in the March issue of IMPACT, where we spotlight NCTSN members, including Affiliates, who have raised the bar around innovative ways to help children and families during the pandemic. Schools are a special focus in this issue, and you
Highlights useful strategies for and classroom examples of relationship-building and its positive impact on trauma-informed practice change in schools.
Shares principles and examples of creating meaningful changes in the classroom that form an environment where children feel safe and willing to take risks.
Highlights key components of the NCTSN Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) for Supporting Trauma-Informed Schools to Keep Students in the Classroom.
Highlights how this initiative used the Breakthrough Series Collaborative Change Framework to increase psychological safety while also supporting trauma-informed changes at the classroom and school level.
Provides trauma-informed school strategies in response to COVID-19.
Provides information to schools about how to create a trauma-informed active shooter/intruder drill. This fact sheet outlines the steps to take before, during, and after for students, school staff, and parents.
Highlights the key elements of the 2017 NCTSN System Framework for Trauma-Informed Schools, while also underscoring the public health implications of trauma exposure and the benefits of having trauma-informed schools. Updated March 2021.