Exposure to Trauma
One out of every four children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and behavior. Every year the number of youth requiring hospital treatment for physical assault related injuries would fill every seat in nine stadiums. The exposure to trauma can create physical and emotional distress and impact school performance and learning. Parents and teachers can help reduce the impact of trauma. Below are resources to get started with trauma-informed practices.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Provides information and resources on types of trauma, trauma-informed care, and treatment.
Understanding Child Trauma Brochure, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
This brochure teaches parents and caregivers about the types of traumatic stress among youth. It explains the impact of traumatic events on physical and psychological health and includes a list of resources to assist with recovery.
Recognizing and Treating Child Traumatic Stress, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
Provides information on the types, signs, impact and treatment of traumatic stress
Spotlight: Building Resilient and Trauma-Informed Communities-Walla Walla, WA. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
This SAMHSA Spotlight issue highlights how school-based health services in Walla Walla, Washington, are treating adverse childhood experiences and building community resilience.
Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Creating, Supporting and Sustaining Trauma-Informed Schools: A System Framework, he National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Psychological and Behavioral Impact of Trauma, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Psychological First Aid for Schools, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
National Child Traumatic Stress Network Learning Center
Trauma-Informed Practices for K-12 Schools
A virtual teaching and coaching system from Kognito Corporation for educators to learn about trauma and trauma-informed practices. There is a fee.