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:
Realizing the impact that trauma has on a student and/or entire community
Recognizing signs of trauma
Responding to the needs of those impacted by trauma
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 StudentsGreater 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 LifetimeTEDMED Talk by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
Trauma-Informed Resilient SchoolsSTARR Commonwealth
Web Links & Documents
Trauma-Informed College Counseling Tips for Working with High School Students in Foster Care (2022)
COVID-19 Trauma-Informed Resources for Foster Youth (2020)DMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs ) Science 101ACEs Too High News
Trauma/PTSD Articles for Caregivers & ProfessionalsChild Trauma Academy
Trauma Resources for Caregivers & FamiliesChild Welfare Information Gateway
Trauma and Prevention: Creating AwarenessDMH-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence
Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training PackageNational Center of Safe Supportive Learning Environments National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Headed Back to School: Trauma-Informed MTSSSchool 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 YouthNational Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
Concept of Trauma & Guidance for a Trauma-Informed ApproachSubstance 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)