Understanding Trauma for Schools and Educators
In a classroom setting, trauma symptoms can go unrecognized—they may show up looking like other issues—inability to regulate emotions and behavior, difficulty concentrating, learning challenges, following directions or working productively with peers. For children that have experienced trauma, school and learning can be tough. Teachers can be a lifeline to children that have experienced trauma—through adaptive approaches, coping mechanisms when children are in school, learning as much as possible about children and trauma, and implementing specific classroom environment and structure.

The Strategies Center’s Understanding Trauma for Schools and Educators Series of workshops provides educators with foundational learning about and tips for working with children who have been through or are experiencing trauma.