National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Responding to Trauma Through Policies to Create Supportive Learning Environments

Authors: 
Harper, K.,
Temkin, D.
Published: January, 2019
Type: 
Brief
Number of Pages: 
14
Organization: 
Child Trends
Abstract: 

Child Trends published this brief to help state policymakers and educators develop supportive learning environments that meet the needs of students with a history of traumatic experiences and ensure that all students succeed in school. The authors define a supportive learning environment as a school that provides a safe and positive school culture and climate and attends to the physical, mental, social, emotional, and academic needs of all students. (author abstract modified)

Availability: 
Available for free download on the Child Trends website at: https://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/RespondingTraumaPolicyGuidance_ChildTrends_January2019.pdf