Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Learning Communities Transforming Children's Lives, K-5

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Code: TCP8917

ISBN: 9781760018917

No of Pages: 154

Publish Date: 15 August 2016

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Growing evidence supports the important relationship between trauma and academic failure. Along with the failure of “zero tolerance” policies to resolve issues of school safety and a new understanding of children’s disruptive behaviour, educators are changing the way they view children’s academic and social problems. In response, the trauma-sensitive schools movement presents a new vision for promoting children’s success. This book introduces this promising approach and provides F–5 education professionals with clear explanations of current research and dozens of practical, creative ideas to help them

  • view poor academic and social progress through a trauma-sensitive lens
  • create a school climate that fosters safety and resiliency in vulnerable children
  • establish relationships with children that support their efforts to self-regulate
  • design instruction that reflects the social nature of the brain
  • work with the brain's neuroplasticity to increase children's executive functioning
  • reduce teacher attrition in high-risk schools by decreasing secondary traumatic stress
  • influence educational reforms by aligning them with current research on the prevalence of childhood trauma and its effects on learning.

Integrating research on children’s neurodevelopment and educational best practices, this important book will build the capacity of teachers and school administrators to successfully manage the behaviour of children with symptoms of complex developmental trauma.

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Price A$39.95
ISBN 9781760018917
Publish date 2016-08-15 00:00:00
Partner ID 20278
Partner Name Columbia Teachers College Press
Key Learning Area Cross-Curricular