Trauma-Informed Schools Need Trauma-Informed Policies

Childhood trauma is in the news every day, from school shootings to the opioid crisis to separation at the border. While some stories are...

Parents Are Leery Of Schools Requiring ‘Mental Health’ Disclosures By Students

Children registering for school in Florida this year were asked to reveal some history about their mental health. The new requirement is part of a...

One University’s Compassionate Plan for Teaching Students Resilience

Young adults are extremely stressed-out these days—and colleges across America are scrambling to support them. In 2013, a group of top-flight colleges including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton...

Schools See Fallout from Students’ Home Lives, Take on Trauma

Teachers started seeing it several years ago: More and more students were acting out in class, their behaviors more frequent and more extreme. And...

Creating Safe and Supportive Schools: 5 Promising Areas for Policy Change

A positive school climate is the cornerstone of a healthy, safe, and nurturing learning environment. To improve school climate, we need to meaningfully examine...

Reading the News is a Constant Reminder of Why We Need...

I felt uneasy as I was doing my usual scroll through the daily news last week and read about child sexual abuse, child abuse...

The Invisible Signs to Look for on the First Day of...

As we begin the school year, let’s not ignore the signs of poverty in the United States. Some families can afford to spend their...

Teens’ Brains May Be Molded by Living With Neighborhood Violence

Flinching as a gunshot whizzes past your window. Covering your ears when a police car races down your street, sirens blaring. Walking past a...

Some 350 Florida Leaders Expected to Attend Think Tank with Dr....

Leaders from across the Sunshine State will take part in a “Think Tank” in Naples, FL, on Monday, August 6, to help create a...

A Public School That Not Only Keeps Children Safe, But Heals

After the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida earlier this year, schools are at the epicenter of national debates on gun violence and...

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