Trauma Informed Schools
Longitudinal studies of ACEs such as abuse, neglect, and extreme family instability have also pointed to an impact across the lifespan for those with multiple such ACEs. This impact includes greater risk for health, mental health, social difficulties, and a shorter life expectancy. Early intervention can have a significant, positive effect on these at-risk lifespan trajectories.
ACES Too High Blog
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Primer Video, KPJR Films, LLC.
Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents, Regional Research Institute for Human Services
How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime Dr. Nadine Burke Harris TED Talk \
How Does Trauma Affect Children? Treatment and Services Adaptation Center (TSA)
Key Concepts: Toxic Stress, Resilience, Executive Function & Self-Regulation, Videos, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
Q&A About Domestic Violence, NCTSN
Supporting Students Exposed to Domestic Violence: A Guide for Teachers, Canadian publication 2007
Trauma & Resilience: An Adolescent Provider Toolkit, Adolescent Health Working Group
Trauma Facts for Educators, National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Understanding Trauma, SAMHSA
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Adverse Childhood Experiences, Centers for Disease Control
ACEs Connection Network, Join the Movement to Prevent ACEs, health trauma, build resilience
Best Practices for Supporting and Educating Students who Have Experienced Domestic Violence or Sexual Victimization, National Education Association
Calmer Classrooms: A guide to working with traumatized children, Child Safety Commissioner, Victoria, Canada
Classroom Activities to Build Emotional Intelligence, by Christine Franco, Tool Box Yoga for Kids
Compassionate Schools, Washington State
Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms, National Association for the Education of Young Children
Psychological First Aid, PFA is an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of a critical incident, disaster, or terrorism.
Resilience Guide for Parents & Teachers, American Psychological Association
Resources for Schools to Help Students Affected by Trauma Learn, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
The Classroom Calming Corner, Watson Institute
Tips for Teachers: Trauma-Informed Care for Children Exposed to Violence, Safe Start Center
Trauma Training for Educators, Multi-media presentation, Communities in Schools- Central Texas
Trauma-Informed, Compassionate Classrooms: How to Create Optimum Conditions for Learning, Echo Parenting & Education, Los Angeles
Video: Resilience, Gabor Maté, M.D.
Walking Tour for Educators, Lives in the Balance: Changing the Conversation About and With Behaviorally Challenging Kids
What is a Trauma-Informed School? Treatment and Services Adaptation Center (TSA)
Why Can’t Johnny Adapt? Gabor Maté, M.D.
Zones of Regulation, alternative to traditional behavior charts, this helps students self-monitor and regulate their emotions and behaviors
Self-Care: Preventing Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) * for all LAUSD Staff and Dependents
Fried: Why you Burn Out and How to Revive (Book) by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
How to Build a Culture of Good Health, Gabor Maté
My Self-Care Plan *LAUSD School Mental Health, Crisis Counseling & Intervention Services
Professional Quality of Life Scale When you [help] people you have direct contact with their lives. As you may have found, your compassion for those you [help] can affect you in positive and negative ways.
Psychological First Aid: PFA for Ourselves *LAUSD School Mental Health, Crisis Counseling & Intervention Services
Secondary Traumatic Stress and Self-Care Resources Treatment and Services Adaptation Center
Self-Care for Educators, NCTSN.org
Self-Care Inventory, National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Trauma-Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Carling for Self While Caring for Others by Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky and Connie Burk
Video: Caregiver Burnout, “Working directly with individuals who have experienced trauma is frequently traumatizing to the caregiver, as well.” In caring for children who’ve experienced these issues, we have to be mindful of burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue. This video features caregivers who are finding ways to maintain their physical and mental wellbeing.
Work Life Balance, Mental Health America
1 We use the following definition of mental health: Mental health in childhood and adolescence is defined by the achievement of expected developmental cognitive, social, and emotional milestones and by secure attachments, satisfying social relationships, and effective coping skills. Mentally healthy children and adolescents enjoy a positive quality of life; function well at home, in school, and in their communities; and are free of disabling symptoms of psychopathology. (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
2 Burns, BJ, EJ Constello, A. Angold, and D. Tweed. “Children’s Mental Health Service Use Across Service Sectors.” Health Affairs 14.3 (1995): 149-59.
3 National Alliance on Mental Illness. “RAISING Mental Health Awareness: The facts.” Retrieved from http://www.nami.org/Content/ ContentGroups/CAAC/FactSheetsforYouth.pdf
4 Padilla-Frausto, Imelda, David Grant, May Aydin, and Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola. Three Out of Four Children with Mental Health Needs in California Do Not Receive Treatment Despite Having Health Care Coverage. UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. July 2014
5 Burns et al.
6 Merikangas KR, Avenevoli S, Costello EJ, Koretz D, Kessler RC. The National Comorbidity Survey Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A): I. Background and Measures. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2009;48(4):367-369. Retrieved from http:// www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2736858/
7 Mental Health Exacts Heavy Toll, Beginning in Youth (2005 June 6). The National Institutes of Mental Health. Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2005/mental-illness-exacts-heavy-toll-beginning-in-youth.shtml