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Becoming a Trauma Informed Teacher

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Trauma can have very significant and lasting effects on children. When our students have experienced a traumatic event, such as a loved one's death, violence, abuse, neglect, natural disaster, serious illness, or other distressful event, it can have a profound effect on their emotional and mental health, along with their behaviors. As teachers, it is important to learn how to recognize signs of trauma, the causes of trauma, how to discuss trauma and ways you can help create an accepting place for your students to succeed.


Subject: SimpleK12 Assignments
Categories: Classroom Management, Counseling


  • Becoming a Trauma Informed Teacher
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Reviews (15)

Full Member
10 facts all should hear about.
Full Member
well done
Full Member
Informative and very needed. Just not mentioning it is awful.
Full Member
I found some reminders to be very helpful. "Be present with the pain vs taking away the pain."
Full Member
Great Info! Thanks
Full Member
Understanding childhood trauma is a must when working with students. Thanks great information!
Full Member
Great webinar with a lot of practical advice in dealing positively with any student who has been traumatized.
Full Member
Excellent series by Tamara Hall on how Trauma effects the classroom experience and what the teacher can do and consider to do for the student(s).
Full Member
This is so vital right now for a many reasons.....I am curious though, would Tamara Hill think a behavior or crisis plan should be in place as part of the IEP development for kid sizes in sped? For non-sped, I could see having these plans in place as part of RTI or something else? Thank you for giving me great insight.
Basic Member
Many children are very seriously affected by injuries, especially those associated with violence at school, in front of other children. Many people whom I know and who were the victims of such violence have not recovered from this until now, and some still live in fear and ruining their lives. I would advise you to read about it Here are collected interesting thoughts and essays on this topic from the authors.
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