Trauma Informed Care is a framework that involves understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma Informed Care also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.
This website provides information on making schools safe and maintaining a caring school climate; facilitating students' holistic developing; and enhancing student motivation, self-expectations and high achievement.
The tenants of optimal social/emotional health include the following goals:
Each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.
Each student learns in an intellectually challenging environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.
Each student is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community.
Each student has access to personalized learning and is supported by qualified, caring adults.
Each graduate is challenged by a well-balanced curriculum and is prepared for success in college or further study and for employment in a global environment.
Social Emotional Development and Learning (SEDL) begins at home and is facilitated through supportive school and classroom environments; school, family and community connections; skills acquired pre-K to 12 through instruction and mentoring; after school, extra-curricular and service learning programs; school and community prevention and intervention services; and professional development for all staff.