A website with a list of practical tips.
Supporting Young People in the Wake of Violence and Trauma
A guide that helps adults build relationships with youth that affirm their experiences and cultivate safety after violence or trauma.
Common Trauma Symptoms in Students
A handout that provides educators with tools and strategies to identify and support students who may be experiencing traumatic stress.
Trauma-Sensitive School Checklist
A checklist to create or refresh a trauma-informed action plan with five key components: School-wide policies and practices; Classroom strategies and techniques; Collaborations and linkages to mental health resources; Family partnerships and Community Linkages.
Use the reflection questions and list in this article to inform your district or school’s selection of trauma-informed practices. For example: begin class time with a social ritual; introduce a short “mental stretch” break during class; offer monitored hangout time before class starts; and create small groups that meet socially.