Bulletin Examines Trauma-Informed Classrooms
NOVEMBER 29, 2017
BY: ABBY LORMER, PROGRAM QUALITY AND TRAINING VISTA, MENTOR
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released "Trauma-Informed Classrooms." This OJJDP-funded technical assistance bulletin provides an overview of the impact of trauma on students and explores how adverse life experiences can impact their behavior in the classroom. The bulletin also offers strategies for creating trauma-informed classrooms. This bulletin and the associated webinar will be useful for youth practitioners across the board because integrating a trauma-informed approach into your program’s policies and procedures fosters resilience and recovery for the youth that you serve. This information may be especially relevant to mentoring practitioners implementing school-based or group mentoring models, since many of its recommendations – like its discussion of common classroom triggers, for example – can be applied to programs that bring young people and adults together regularly in groups.
- Register for the accompanying webinar “Trauma-Informed Classrooms: Moving Theory into Practice” on December 6, 2017, from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
- Visit OJJDP's webpage on Trauma's Impact on Children Exposed to Violence.
Pickens, I.B., & Tschopp, N. (2017). Trauma-Informed Classrooms. National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.