Trauma-Informed Practices

What does it mean to be trauma-informed?

To be trauma-informed means to have an understanding of the negative impact of trauma on a person’s physical and mental health. For educators, it means to have an awareness of how trauma is prevalent in students’ behavior, learning, and overall well-being. Trauma-informed schools have staff who understand the importance of the 4R’s of trauma-informed support. According to the NCTSN, those four R’s are:

What Trauma-Informed Practices (TIPS) trainings are available for FYSCPs?

Go to the Current Events page for FYSCP trauma-informed training dates and registration details. 

Go to the Past Events page to view materials provided at previous trainings.

Web Trainings & Videos

Trauma and Trauma-Informed Schools for Students

Greater Good Education Program, produced by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center

Support You Supporting Students: Psychological First Aid (April 23, 2020)

Wellness Together School Mental Health & California Department of Education

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

TEDMED Talk by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools

STARR Commonwealth

Headed Back to School: Trauma-Informed MTSS

School Counselors for MTSS

Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom (2017)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators (2008)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Young Children in Foster Care (2012)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Adopting a Trauma-Informed Approach for LGBTQ Youth

National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention

Concept of Trauma & Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Findings from Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth Study (2010)

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)