This research brief from the Comprehensive Center Network (the National Center and Region 6), incorporates research and practice to provide
guidance to school, district, and state leaders to facilitate trauma informed (TI) implementation by considering various strategies, or to strengthen existing TI practices in rural school communities.
Download Implementing Trauma-Informed Practices in Rural Schools.
As a Category II Treatment and Service Adaptation Center within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the NNCTC’s focus is on increasing service providers’ ability to respond to the trauma-related needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and youth in culturally appropriate ways. They provide training in evidence-based and promising practices as well as technical assistance in trauma-informed systems change across all tribal child-serving systems, including schools, behavioral health providers, child welfare agencies, and juvenile justice systems. They also assist in the cultural adaptation of evidence-based and promising practices and develop products and practices intended for use in Native communities.
Visit the National Native Children’s Trauma Center website.
Defining core aspects of a universal, trauma-informed approach and assessing program-level capacity are key steps for RHY programs dedicated to providing trauma-informed care. National Safe Place Network, as operator of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center (RHYTTAC), has partnered with the American Institutes for Research to provide RHY grantees with access to a tool for assessing program capacity in trauma-informed care. Information and steps for accessing the tool are provided here.
From the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, the resources included in the Understanding Trauma and Its Impact component of the Training Package are designed to provide all school and district staff with a shared awareness and understanding of the prevalence and impact of trauma and implications for schools. Resources include an interactive e-resource and a companion slide presentation and activity packet for in-person training.
Access Understanding Trauma and Its Impact.