Young children who are exposed to five or more adverse experiences—such as neglect, abuse, household violence, or substance abuse— in the first three years of their lives face a 75% likelihood of having one or more delays in language, emotional, or brain development.

For youth who may not have experienced many other positive relationships with adults, the student-teacher bond can be very important. Educators who listen and are dependable can offer their students stability and an opportunity to be heard. YOU can help support children impacted by violence to make developmental gains.


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Facilitator Guide: Trauma Sensitive Practices for educational settings

Slide sets to accompany Facilitator Guide

Decision Making Flow Chart for Supporting Students with Trauma

Regulation activities for students

Trauma Informed Educator Self-Assessment

Trauma and the Developing Brain

Trauma Education Statements for Teachers

Trauma Informed PBIS