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Trauma Awareness

This curated collection was created in response to school and classroom needs; the guide has resources to help educators understand trauma and its effect on children.

Featured Books

7 Ways to Transform the Lives of Wounded Students

7 Ways to Transform the Lives of Wounded Students provides a wealth of strategies and ideas for teachers and principals who work with wounded students--those who are beyond the point of "at-risk" and have experienced trauma in their lives. Sharing stories and examples from real schools and students, this inspirational book examines the seven key strategies necessary for changing school culture to transform the lives of individual students. Recognizing the power of effective leadership and empathy in creating a sense of community and safety for wounded students,

The School Wellness Wheel

In The School Wellness Wheel: A Framework Addressing Trauma, Culture, and Mastery to Raise Student Achievement, authors Mike Ruyle, Libby Child, and Nancy Dome provide a framework to respond to students' cognitive, social, and emotional needs.

Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education

Trauma-informed initiatives tend to focus on the challenging behaviors of students and ascribe them to circumstances that students are facing outside of school. This approach ignores the reality that inequity itself causes trauma, and that schools often heighten inequities when implementing trauma-informed practices that are not based in educational equity.

Students of Trauma

This handbook, based on current educational research and on the experiences of actual teachers, provides practical guidance to individuals working in schools with hurting young people.

What Happened to You?

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Our earliest experiences shape our lives far down the road, and What Happened to You? provides powerful scientific and emotional insights into the behavioral patterns so many of us struggle to understand.

It's OK That You're Not OK

In It's OK That You're Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy.

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