“Trauma-Sensitive” Schools: A new framework for reaching troubled students

slider-6By LAURA PAPPANO (Harvard Education Letter)

The most artfully devised curriculum means little to a student whose mind is fixed on last night’s shooting outside or the scary, violent fight between parents that broke out in the kitchen. Brilliant … Read the rest

The three pillars of trauma-informed care: Implications for mentoring


Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 2.45.20 PMBath, H. (2008). The three pillars of trauma-informed care. Reclaiming children and youth, 17(3), 17-21.

Summarized by Elyssa Weber

Introduction:  There is a growing awareness of the pervasive impact of trauma on children.  In particular, it … Read the rest

Using trauma-informed practices in your program? New research has created a scale to determine satisfaction

Goodman, L. A., Sullivan, C. M., Serrata, J., Perilla, J., Wilson, J. M., Fauci, J. E., & DiGiovanni, C. D. (2016). Development and validation of the Trauma-Informed Practice Scales. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(6), 747-764. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21799

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Don’t miss this webinar on Trauma-informed mentoring

Screen Shot 2014-06-14 at 12.48.12 PMA New Lens for Mentoring: Trauma Informed Care

Thursday, March 19, 2015
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT

Trauma Informed Care may be a new term for those supporting children and youth in mentoring programs, but it has been a … Read the rest

Trauma-informed care: Implications for mentoring

Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 11.11.50 AMWalkley, M & Cox, L. (2013). Building Trauma-informed schools and communities. Children & Schools. Vol. 35(2), p123-126.

In article, authors Meg Walkley, MSW and Tory L,. Cox, LCSW / PPS, discuss the effects of trauma on the development of children … Read the rest