As a follow up to Helping Traumatized Children Learn: A Report and Policy Agenda, this hopes to move beyond awareness of trauma’s impacts on learning to help schools become trauma-sensitive learning environments that can improve educational outcomes for all students
Resource Topic: Policy
Helping Traumatized Children Learn: A Report and Policy Agenda
A collaboration among educators, parents, mental health professionals, community groups, and attorneys determined to help children experiencing the traumatic effects of exposure to family violence succeed in school.
Three Principles to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families (Center on Developing Child, Harvard University)
The science of child development and the core capabilities of adults point to a set of “design principles” that policymakers and practitioners in many different sectors can use to improve outcomes for children and families. That is, to be maximally effective, policies and services should:
- Support responsive relationships for children and adults.
- Strengthen core life skills.
- Reduce sources of stress in the lives of children and families
These three principles can guide decision-makers as they choose among policy alternatives, design new approaches, and shift existing practice in ways that will best support building healthy brains and bodies.
Supreme Court of Ohio: Juvenile Court Trauma-Informed Practices
The Supreme Court of Ohio’s updated practices through a trauma-focused lense (considering trauma in children)
The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood
Reevaluates the health dimension of early childhood policy by showcasing the developmental needs of young children is as much about building a strong foundation for lifelong physical and mental health as it is about enhancing readiness to succeed in school
Child Care and Early Education for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: Research-to-Policy Resources
Identifies resources in the Research Connections collection published in the past 10 years that examine the role child care and early education can play in both preventing traumatic experiences and in supporting children who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing trauma