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A forum to inform and connect individuals and communities working to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments and prevent and mitigate ACEs in Washington State.

Resource List - Schools & School-Age Children and Youth

Resources for individuals, organizations, and communities moving along trauma and hope-informed pathways in order to:

  • Prevent and mitigate Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
  • Promote resilience and safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.
  • Prevent substance abuse and promote mental health.
  • Move toward hope and flourishing individuals, families and communities.

Trauma-Informed Approach
SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach. July 2014 -

Creating, Supporting, and Sustaining Trauma-Informed Schools: A System Framework, National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2017

Creating Cultures of Trauma-Informed Care (CCTIC): A Self-Assessment and Planning Protocol. Roger Fallot, PhD and Maxine Harris, PhD

Standards of Practice for Trauma Informed Care – Trauma Informed Oregon

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction –- Mental Health – Trauma Sensitive Schools -
Trauma Sensitive Schools Online Professional Development       

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Compassionate Schools --
Graduation – A Team Effort (GATE) --
- Archived GATE equity webinar series --
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) -
Project AWARE -
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) -
- Includes links to SEL Online Education Module and SEL Indicators Workgroup.
Student Discipline -
- Includes: General Research and Resource; School Climate and Prevention; Clear, Appropriate, and Consistent Expectations and Consequences; Equity and Continuous Improvement
School Safety Center – Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention

Implementation Models and Approaches  
Child and Family Research Unit, Washington State University-Spokane – Complex Trauma -
- Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resilience (CLEAR)
Massachusetts Advocates for Children --
- Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative – A whole school approach -
Includes information about the books, Helping Traumatized Children Learn (Volume 1) and Helping Traumatized Children Learn Volume 2: Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools
Sound Discipline --
Kids At Hope – No Exceptions -
Restorative Justice – Restorative Practices in Schools – Center for Justice & Reconciliation
Beyond Consequences Institute – Trauma-Informed Solutions for Parents, Schools and Professionals

Whole Child
Center for Strong Schools, University of Tacoma
Tacoma Whole Child Initiative – Tacoma Public Schools
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC): A collaborative approach to learning and health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information & Mindset Change Resources
Every Opportunity - (3:49)
- Short video that shows “how small changes in adult behavior can enhance a child’s approach and their ability to learn.”
National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Resources for School Personnel

Boys & Girls Clubs Washington State Association --
Schools Out Washington -
Washington School-Based Health Alliance, includes information about School-Based Health Centers in Washington State -






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Tory, Thank you for compiling and sharing such a comprehensive list!  Reviewing these resources inspires me to find ways to share this list with students in our local Community Health Worker program.  Thank you again!  Karen

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