Trauma Informed Care
Trauma Informed Care is an organizational structure and support framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Providing educators with ‘Psychological First Aid’ strategies to sooth, assist, and help student’s function in a healthy way in the wake of a traumatic event. You will help students build resiliency skills such as problem solving, coping skills, and in engaging to positive activities in class and in the school. For instance such as emotional and physical reactions such as breathing exercises, mindful activities, and planning for identifying anxiety responses.
In a trauma-informed school, the adults in the school community are prepared to recognize and respond to those who have been impacted by traumatic stress. Those adults include administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and law enforcement. In addition, students are provided with clear expectations and communication strategies to guide them through stressful situations. The goal is to not only provide tools to cope with extreme situations but to create an underlying culture of true trauma informed understanding.
- To recognize the history of childhood trauma ACE’s and Natural Disaster experiences.
- To help teachers develop students’ coping strategies and problem solving skills.
- To recognize the importance of social boundaries problems with and jokes, storytelling, innuendo, and double entendre can convey risk or threat.
- To have a plan that actively supports and effectively intervenes with student behavior
- To prevent re-traumatizing the student
- To develop a clear organization plan and interventions for dealing with behavioral crises and offer discrete areas for calming.
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