Trauma Informed

What is trauma?

"The word 'trauma' is used to describe experiences or situations that are emotionally painful and distressing, and that overwhelm people’s ability to cope, leaving them powerless."

-Center for Nonviolence & Social Justice








What are the effects of trauma on students?

Check out The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's page dedicated to the effects of trauma on students in the classroom ages preschool-high school. is another page dedicated to sharing information and research about Adverse Childhood Events.










How Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime is an awesome TEDTalk from Dr. Nadine Burke Harris (15 min).

How can I help?

Become trauma-informed with these awesome graphics from Echo Parent!

Resources for educators from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Create meaningful relationships with students.

Check out our collection of articles and videos

Learn more about specific actions you can take with Changing Minds' Celebrate Page.

Restorative Integral Support from AceResponse is "a flexible, holistic model that brings attention to the way in which leadership, service systems, and collective contexts work together to build resilience and promote recovery from ACEs".

Congressional Briefings about ACEs & TIC:

Part 1 (5/25/16): ACES Too High Summary  & video

Part 2: (7/14/16)  ACEs Connection Network Summary  & video

Part 3: (12/1/16) ACEs Connection Network Summary  & video


Everyday trauma reshapes Rochester schools' approach to teaching and supervision, an article about change

Values for a Trauma-Informed Care Culture in Your Classroom & School, an article from ACEs connection

Keep checking back as we continue to add more resources daily!

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at    1-800-273-TALK (8255) and follow their guidance.

Crisis Text Line

Text trained crisis counselors about anything that's on your mind.  Free. Confidential. 24/7.

Text  741-741

If danger for self-harm seems imminent, call 911.