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Trauma Sensitive Schools

Tackling Childhood Trauma in DC Schools

Judith Sandalow | Posted 06.23.2016 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Think about a time when you were a child and heard a strange sound in the middle of the night. Your heart probably started beating faster. Every little noise was amplified because of a heightened sense of hearing. You got tunnel vision.

Addressing Trauma's Impact on Learning Should Be Central to the Way Schools Are Run

Susan Cole | Posted 02.15.2014 | Education
Susan Cole

Schools that make trauma sensitivity central to their educational mission will benefit all students, whether they have experienced traumatic events or not, because everyone needs to feel safe and connected to the people around them.

Trauma-Sensitive Schools Are Better Schools, Part Two

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education
Jane Ellen Stevens

It's all well and good to advise schools to do everything through a trauma-informed lens, but when you get down to classrooms and students, what exactly does that mean?

Trauma-Sensitive Schools Are Better Schools

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Jane Ellen Stevens

The first time that principal Jim Sporleder tried the New Approach to Student Discipline at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, he was blown away. Because it worked. In fact, it worked so well that he never went back to the Old Approach to Student Discipline. This is how it went down.