Trauma to Träume
Trauma to Träume: School Based Trauma Informed Programming is a guidebook designed in response to the growing need to change the way educators support their students as they mature to successful, happy, healthy adults during challenging times.
This book is designed for school based practitioners (teachers, administrators, student support processionals, and more) who need guidance in shifting current programming and practices to a trauma-informed approach. This book introduces the reader to basics on trauma, what is considered traumatic, the effects of complex trauma and toxic stress on students' affective, behavioral and acedemic presentations. This guidebook is also designed to walk practitioners through what it means to be a trauma-informed school or program through the traditional 3-tiered MTSS. In addition, this book provides the reader with a readiness assessment in order to help guide their trauma informed implementation. There are sample change maps and evaluation plans to provide a visual model for how to link the programming shifts as they relate to concerns and ultimate outcomes. Most importantly, this book acknowledges the care needed by people who work with trauma victims by reviewing secondary trauma, self-compassion, self-care and identification of community resources.
My deepest respect as you move forward with your work!
UPDATE! This past Monday, Jerry Kristafer of WJMJ radio interviewed me on his morning show to discuss the op-ed I wrote in support of providing opportunity to all children. To access my Op-Ed featured in the CT Mirror that we discussed on air, click here!