Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools : Your Guide to Creating Safe, Supportive Learning Environments for all Students

Give hope and help to students who experience trauma with this reader-friendly how-to guide, your springboard for building responsive, trauma-sensitive preK-12 schools. Drawing on her extensive experience as a school counselor, trainer, and mother, trauma expert Jen Alexander delivers a comprehensive framework for building a safe, supportive school environment that helps all students learn and thrive. You'll start with an evidence-based introduction to the profound impact of trauma on a child's development, attachment, and behavior. Then you'll get an effective multi-tier system of support (MTSS) for developing a trauma-sensitive learning environment, including both universal strategies (Tier 1) and more intensive interventions (Tier 2 and Tier 3) for students who need more support.

Discover how to

*make five key shifts in the way you view and approach students so that you're better equipped to support them
*work together to prioritize resilience by actively putting relationships first in your school
*implement universal instructional strategies that foster safety, connection, regulation, and learning for all students
*use special supports, supplemental instruction, and coaching when universal strategies aren't enough
*incorporate restorative discipline practices that focus on restitution, not retribution
*create a personalized self-care plan to reduce the effects of job-related stress

With this engaging, practical guide to what works and why, your school team will gain insights and develop action plans that make a real difference in the lives of all kids, including our most vulnerable youth.

Includes practical materials:
*Creative activities for teachers
*Powerful case stories
*Sample dialogues and scripts for educators and counselors
*Reflection and brainstorming worksheets
*Templates and handouts for use with students

  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 178 x 254 x 15.24mm | 521.63g
  • Publication date: 11 Feb 2019
  • Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
  • Publication City/Country: Baltimore, United States
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: First Edition, New ed.
  • ISBN10: 1681252457
  • ISBN13: 9781681252452
  • Bestsellers rank: 329,313

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