Transforming Schools: Trauma-Engaged Toolkit
The vision of this toolkit is to help Alaska schools and communities integrate trauma-engaged practices and policies into their everyday activities in order to improve academic outcomes and well-being for all students. Improving student outcomes requires us to support the whole child, and to understand how trauma impacts a child’s ability to learn and thrive.
Creating trauma-engaged, safe, and supportive schools requires holistic change and a mindset shift for students, administrators, school sta f f and community members.
This section supports the Transforming Schools framework and includes how to build capacity within school districts to promote, provide and support self-care that is intentional, effective, and cohesive for staff.
This section of the toolkit provides tools and resources to partner with parents for social, emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes.
This section provides strategies for partnering with the community and utilizing appropriate cultural adaptations in planning and implementing Trauma Engaged Schools work at your school.
This section provides tools and strategies for school support service providers to help shift practices to being Trauma Engaged.
This section provides resources and strategies for Trauma Engaged skills instruction of Social and Emotional Learning skills.
This section provides tools, strategies and resources for a positive school climate and for Trauma Engaged school wide practices.
The purpose of this section is to support the building of capacity within schools and school districts to provide and support intentional, effective, and cohesive professional development on Trauma-Engaged School Practices.
This section provides tools to reflect on each site’s current trauma engaged work and tools to identify key priorities and create a plan for your Trauma Engaged Schools work.
This section of the toolkit is designed to help school leadership and staff to consider what district or school policies may be important to review and adapt when working towards a trauma engaged school.
This section includes strategies for building capacity in school districts to intentionally foster supportive relationships between all members of the school community.
This section provides tools for increasing school staff understating of trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and their links to learning and child brain development. Chapters