Trauma-Informed Practices Benefit All Students
Trauma-informed practices have been shown to benefit all students. According to a study by the University of Utah, “trauma-informed schools are more likely to reduce suspensions and expulsions, increase academic achievement, and decrease behavioral problems” (Goudreau). Trauma-informed practices help create a safe and supportive environment for all students, no matter their background or experience.
One of the most important aspects of trauma-informed practices is the recognition and acknowledgment of trauma. This means that educators are aware of the signs and symptoms of trauma and are able to identify and address them. Educators who are trauma-informed are also able to provide support and resources to students who have experienced trauma.
Trauma-informed practices can be implemented in a variety of ways. For example, schools can create a trauma-informed policy, appoint a trauma coordinator, or create a trauma-sensitive environment. Each approach has its own benefits and limitations, so it is important to choose the approach that is best suited for your school.
Trauma-informed practices have been shown to be effective in reducing suspensions and expulsions, increasing academic achievement, and decreasing behavioral problems.
They can be implemented in a variety of ways, so it is important to choose the approach that is best suited for your school.