Trauma-informed approaches in education help create safe, trusting, and healing environments. As children spend much of their time in schools, trauma-informed approaches are crucial to supporting social, emotional, and physical well-being.

Graphic: Capacity Building Progression for Trauma-Informed Schools

Read to understand the Delaware Department of Education’s trauma-related training strategies. This graphic maps the progression from trauma-aware to trauma-informed.

Video: Julia Joy Dumas Wilks of Great Oaks Charter School

Watch Julia Joy Dumas Wilks, an educator at Great Oaks Charter School in Wilmington, Delaware discuss what Delaware schools are doing to implement social-emotional learning, and why it is important in creating trauma-informed schools.

Break Line (this text will not be visible when viewing the page) Podcast: A Crash Course on Trauma-Informed Teaching

Listen to this podcast to understand the ways in which trauma impacts students and how to support kids.