Regional Task Force Develops Toolkit for Schools and Educators to Increase Awareness of Trauma and Trauma Informed Practices
During these unprecedented times, the needs of students, families, and staff with a history of adversity, already a subject of concern, may intensify as people experience stress and grief due to loss in the areas of employment, relationships, social support, and family stability. Now more than ever, professionals in education need effective tools for resilience building and trauma responsiveness.
With many competing priorities facing our communities and organizations, the CCN Regional Trauma-Informed Care team compiled TIC tools and resilience resources. In this toolkit, you will find:
· Reliable, accurate resources and information to use for yourself, families, and students to promote resilience and self-care.
· Educational materials to use in the planning for a trauma-informed approach.
With so many uncertainties, creating and adopting a trauma-sensitive environment that promotes optimal child development is a community priority. Challenges or stressful experiences facing our students and families, may greatly impact the physical, social, and emotional well-being of our developing youth, as well as the adults caring for them. This resource equips schools and staff with the tools for empathy, assessment of need, and connecting systems of support.