Interventions to Help Traumatized Children Succeed in Education by Angela Murphy, School Psychologist, BCASP #370, MEd., BEd. Miss Peters was overwhelmed; she had a student, “Jimmy”, who was making it very difficult for her to teach and for others to learn. She described Jimmy as having extreme behaviours (i.e. verbally and physically aggressive, running away, shutting down sometimes for hours at a time) that seemed to appear out of the nowhere, “one moment he seems fine and within a split …
This 25 minute powerful documentary with renowned experts, share a new understanding of how trauma effects the development of the mind body system, and how it affects children’s behaviors and social relationships.
This article describes the basis for providing a safe and healing environment for children in schools who need to recover from the effects of trauma. Basic assumptions, values, goals and the process that must be shared by all members of the system are described.
Recovery from trauma will occur best in the context of healing relationships. A must read for teachers and school staff in working towards a trauma informed practice in schools.
This 100-page article, shares the effects of prolonged trauma in children and its inevitable effect on their ability to learn, the science of neurobiology, how to provide support for a dynamic learning environment, integration strategies for a TIP school and more.
This extensive volume of 140 pages, provides a clear, research and practice informed model of how to create a trauma-sensitive school with the hope of ensuring academic success for ALL children.