Why We Need Trauma-Sensitive Schools

The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative is excited to share a new video: Why We Need Trauma-Sensitive Schools.

In this video teachers, administrators and support staff give a compelling picture of the need for trauma-sensitive schools.

There are a growing number of schools throughout Massachusetts and the United States engaged in the work of creating trauma-sensitive schools.  This video features one such school, the Baker School in Brockton, MA.  The Baker is one of several schools in Brockton that are becoming trauma-sensitive through a concerted, well supported district-wide effort.

This video highlights the importance of leadership—superintendents, assistant superintendents-principals, and educators—in creating the understanding and infrastructure that can support the team work among staff needed to support all children to be successful.  As one school staff member explains “Every child belongs to everyone and when kids feel that, the kids and teachers are happy.”

Watch the Video: Why We Need Trauma-Sensitive Schools

All Children Benefit from Trauma-Sensitive Schools. If you are interested in showing Why We Need Trauma-Sensitive Schools to a group, please contact TLPI’s Project Coordinator, Marissa del Rosario, at mdelrosario@massadvocates.org.