Members of the Trauma Based Approach project

Students Seek Trauma-Based Approach to Education

on December 19 | in Executive Education, Leadership | by | with No Comments

As part of their enrollment in Georgetown University’s D.C. Public School Leaders Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) program, which brings together district and charter leaders in D.C. to tackle common challenges, a group of D.C. principals united to seek a trauma-based approach in District schools.  For their project, the educators identified the need for a comprehensive “trauma-informed approach” that equips teachers and schools with the skills needed to aid students in trouble – those coping with traumatic experiences that might otherwise go unnoticed. They researched and developed a menu of proposed solutions for city policymakers, recommending:

· A citywide, common strategy for creating ‘trauma-informed schools’ in both the charter and district sectors.

· Creating an ongoing assessment of how schools address and respond to students who have suffered trauma or other adverse childhood experiences.

· Ongoing training for all teachers in both sectors about trauma and its lasting effects.

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