Hawker Brownlow Education

Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Learning Communities Transforming Children's Lives, K-5

Author: Susan E Craig

Availability: In Stock

Code: TCP8917

ISBN: 9781760018917

No of Pages: 154

Publish date: 15/08/2016

Price: $35.95


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.