Trauma-informed approaches in education help create safe, trusting, and healing environments that promote resilience and learning. Individuals can spend a significant amount of their time in schools; therefore, creating a trauma-informed learning environment is crucial in supporting their mental, social/emotional, and physical well-being, which can enhance learning for all students.

Transforming Higher Education: A Rationale and Framework for a Trauma-Informed Institution

This white paper highlights the need for and importance of trauma-informed higher educational systems. Trauma-informed systems may increase recruitment and retention of faculty/staff and students, and degree completion for students while enhancing the overall well-being of students, faculty, staff, and the community.

A Trauma-Informed Framework for Higher Education

Debra L. Berke presented this framework and accompanying guide created to assist institutes of higher education (IHEs) and similar educational organizations interested in becoming trauma-informed (TI) and using trauma-informed practices.

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.