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Trauma Training Videos & Fact Sheets: Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School

Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School videos– produced by Formed Families Forward as part of our work with the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports project. Under 10 minutes in length, each video provides an introduction to critical trauma content.

The videos include:
1) Understanding Trauma
2) Responding to Trauma
3) Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Three fact sheets are designed to support the Trauma Sensitive Responses at Home and School video series.

Individual Fact Sheets are available as separate documents, and all three fact sheets in one document. Accessible text versions of all fact sheets are also available in English and Spanish.

 

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    Video Series

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    Fact Sheets for Videos 1 through 3

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    Video 1 Fact Sheet Understanding Trauma

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    Video 2 Fact Sheet Responding to Trauma

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    Video 3 Fact Sheet Trauma Sensitive Schools

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    Video 1 Fact Sheet Understanding Trauma accessible version

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    Video 2 Fact Sheet Responding to Trauma accessible version

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    Video 3 Fact Sheet Trauma Sensitive Schools accessible version

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    SPANISH Video 1 Fact Sheet accessible version

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    SPANISH Video 2 Fact Sheet accessible version

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    SPANISH Video 3 Fact Sheet accessible version

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    ARABIC Video 1 Fact Sheet

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    ARABIC Video 2 Fact Sheet

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    ARABIC Video 3 Fact Sheet


Trauma Training Videos from FFF – Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School

Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School videosproduced by Formed Families Forward as part of our work with the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports project. Under 10 minutes in length, each video provides an introduction to critical trauma content. 

The videos include:
1) Understanding Trauma
2) Responding to Trauma
3) Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools

  • Website, Trauma Training Videos from FFF – Trauma Sensitive Approaches for Home and School


Addressing Student and Educator Trauma from REL Appalachia

From the Regional Educational Lab (REL) Appalachia Cross-State Collaborative, several resources from Spring 2020 on Addressing Student and Educator Trauma.

  • Document, Addressing Student and Educator Trauma from REL Appalachia

    Menu of Trauma Informed Programs for Schools

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    Common Trauma Symptoms and Strategies for Educators

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    Resources on Addressing Student and Educator Trauma from REL Appalachia


Trauma-Sensitive Schools Learning Modules

Trauma-Sensitive Schools Learning Modules from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

  • Website, Trauma-Sensitive Schools Learning Modules


Regulation “Clip Chart” Tools

Tools for supporting elementary and for middle and high school students in self-regulation. From Heather Forbes, Beyond Consequences Institute.

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    Regulation Tool for Middle and High School

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    Regulation Tool for Elementary School


Applying a Trauma-Informed Framework to the IEP Process: From Referral to Development

This book from LRP Publications, dated 2020, takes a step-by-step approach to addressing trauma as a part of IEP development — from referral to family engagement, report writing, and IEP design and implementation. Authors offer guidance to develop effective, compliant IEPs for these vulnerable students.. The book is available for purchase. FFF has a copy, feel free to contact us to learn more about the book or borrow at our office.

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    Link to Book, LRP Publications


Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event

From the Child Mind Institute.

In the wake of a traumatic event, your comfort, support and reassurance can make children feel safe, help them manage their fears, guide them through their grief, and help them recover in a healthy way. This guide was assembled by psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts who specialize in crisis situations. It offers simple tips on what to expect, what to do and what to look out for.

  • Website, Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event


Childhood Trauma: Understanding, Supporting, and Preventing online modules

A self-paced online module,  created by the Military Families Learning Network’s Early Intervention team to explore childhood trauma, disability, and trauma-informed practices in early childhood settings.

The interactive module includes four units that cover the prevalence and impact of trauma, manifestation of trauma in young children, providing trauma-informed supports, and preventing future trauma.  It is designed to be a high-level overview of the topic and a starting point for professionals working with young children and their families.

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Trauma-Informed IEPs: Differential Diagnosis and Trauma-Informed Assessment in Schools webinar slides

Slides from a 2011 National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) webinar presented by M. Elizabeth Ralston, PhD, Dee Norton Lowcounty Children’s Center
Lisa J. Bernard, EdS, Charleston County School District
Ben Atchison, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Western Michigan University
Audra Langley, PhD, UCLA

Full webinar recording is available at https://learn.nctsn.org/mod/nctsnwebinar/view.php?id=9454

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    Webinar slides


Children’s Trauma Assessment Center at Western Michigan Univ

The Southwest Michigan Children’s Trauma Assessment Center was established to provide assessments for children who have experienced trauma and adverse childhood experiences. The CTAC team also provides professional training and coordinates projects in order to create trauma-informed systems and services.

The Center’s website includes a variety of resources as well as information about how to access the Center’s services.

  • Website, Children’s Trauma Assessment Center at Western Michigan Univ


Trauma Informed Systems Change Instrument

This 19-item measure assesses agency and individual factors related to trauma-informed systems. Appropriate for education, family, child welfare, health and other services systems. The linked article provides psychometric data re: the instrument.

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    Trauma-Informed System Change Instrument

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    Richardson et al., journal article re TCSCI


Trauma Sensitive School Checklist

This schools checklist is designed by
Lesley University, Center for Special Education and the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative of Massachusetts Advocates for Children and the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School

  • PDF, Trauma Sensitive School Checklist


Trauma Informed Agency Self-Assessment

From the Virginia HEALS project of Virginia Department of Social Services.

The Trauma-Informed Agency Self-Assessment was created for agencies and organizations from a variety of fields (child welfare, behavioral health, public health, juvenile justice, education, early childhood development, housing, and victim advocacy) to assess where they fall in a continuum of trauma-informed care and to engage them in a process of setting agency improvement goals.

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    Trauma Informed Agency Self Assessment tool


FACT of Virginia trauma resources

These resources from Family and Children’s Trust Fund (FACT) of Virginia include issue briefs exploring trauma and trauma-informed care, including trauma informed schools.

 

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    FACT of Virginia issue briefs


Trauma-Informed Practices: Considerations for the IEP meeting

This fact sheet from Kennedy Krieger Institute offers suggestions of trauma-sensitive practices and procedures for preparing for and holding Individual Educational Program (IEP) meetings.  The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that students who access special education services have a documented IEP.

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The Trauma Aware Educator online course

The Trauma Aware Educator: Understanding the Science of Childhood Trauma and Its Impact on Students online course from the Australia-based Trauma Informed Positive Behavior Support (TIPBS).

This is an online course designed to answer frequently asked questions about the foundational concepts of trauma informed practice for educators and educational leaders.

Childhood trauma affects the physical, emotional, and social development of children and adolescents. In order to minimize harm, teachers and school leaders need to respond appropriately using trauma-informed practices and policies.

In this course, you will:

  • explore the impact of trauma on students and
  • understand the neuroscience behind the behaviours presented by students who have experienced complex trauma

This course is a primer for the Trauma Informed Positive Behaviour Support (TIPBS) online course and is suitable for teaching staff and education leaders who want to improve their professional practice, and is relevant to most school contexts worldwide. It may also be of interest to health and social care workers.

  • Toolkit, The Trauma Aware Educator online course


Trauma Sensitivity During the IEP Process

This 4 page guide from the Federation for Children with Special Needs in Massachusetts offers information on Sharing Information, Trauma-Sensitive Evaluations, Trauma-Sensitive Meetings and Trauma-Sensitive IEPs.

  • Document, Trauma Sensitivity During the IEP Process


Resource Collection on Trauma Informed Care

This comprehensive collection of resources (documents, webinars, videos, websites) on childhood trauma, trauma-informed care, trauma sensitive schools  and more is organized by topic. Topical collections include:

  • Basic Information about Trauma
  • What is Trauma Informed Care?
  • Trauma and Specific Populations
  • Building Trauma Informed Schools
  • Responding to Disasters

From the national Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR).

  • Website, Resource Collection on Trauma Informed Care


Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators from NCTSN

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  • Toolkit, Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators


Trauma Informed Classrooms article
February 01, 2016

Trauma Informed Classrooms article by Brian Cavanaugh, University of Maine at Farmington

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Improving School Climate for Children in Foster Care

Improving School Climate for Children in Foster Care webinar from the Legal Center on Foster Care and Education

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Video: Tips for teachers for students in foster, adoptive and kinship families

Tips For Teachers from the Wisconsin Coalition for Children, Youth and Families share great suggestions for how teachers can adapt some typical class assignments.

Mary Grossnickle from The Coalition for Children, Youth and Families explain how teachers can adapt some typical class assignments to include any children they have who may be in out-of-home care or who have been adopted.

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