Creating healing school communities: school-based interventions for students exposed to trauma

By Catherine DeCarlo Santiago, Tali Raviv, and Lisa H. Jaycox

Creating healing school communities: school-based interventions for students exposed to trauma by Catherine DeCarlo Santiago, Tali Raviv, and Lisa H. Jaycox
Added December 5, 2018

School systems are pressured to raise the level of academic achievement, but children who are exposed to trauma often bring a complicated set of needs to the classroom that can impact their willingness to learn, their cognitive function, their ability to form lasting relationships, and even their physical health. For school mental health providers, it can be overwhelming to find the best ways to support students who have experienced trauma and stress. School-based programs can minimize the effects trauma has on learning and help students who may otherwise not have access to such support to develop the coping skills to manage ongoing and future stress. In this volume, Catherine DeCarlo Santiago, Tali Raviv, and Lisa H. Jaycox provide the necessary "trauma-informed" tools to help struggling students and create a beneficial educational environment. The authors take a holistic approach to trauma-informed practices, and provide a practical overview of evidence-based interventions using the Multi-Tiered System of Supports model. With examples of core treatment components and engaging case studies, this book illustrates how effective school-based interventions ensure that students have the opportunity to heal from trauma and excel in the classroom and in life. –Summary provided by the publisher

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