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Trauma-Informed Practices for the Classroom and Beyond

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Trauma-Informed Practice: Find the right strategies and tools to support students who experience trauma.

Studies show that 46-75% of children experience trauma, often resulting in depression, anxiety, and challenging behavior as well as long-term physical and mental health issues. Today’s educators, counselors, and clinicians need the right strategies to help. 

We are excited to share today a resource that will be valuable for people that work with children in all capacities and help you find the right strategies and tools to support students who experience trauma.

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Written by experts with years of experience working with children and teens exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), Trauma-Informed Practices for the Classroom and Beyond describes the most effective tools available and walks you through how to implement them with compassion and fidelity. Inside, you’ll find:

  • Detailed and easy-to-implement interventions that alleviate the effects of trauma, including mindfulness, journaling, restorative justice, and more

  • Trauma-informed practices to use with all students, regardless of their age or the duration or frequency of their trauma exposure

  • Ways educators can prepare their classrooms and schools to support students who experience ACEs

This how-to guide and its companion website with discussion points, recommended videos, and additional resources equips you with evidence-based techniques and instructions to support children and teens with ACEs and enhances your practice to better serve the students who need our help most.

I was asked to co-author this book due to my combination of experience in the classroom and the mental health field.  I highly value supporting our community in any way possible - providing accessible resources in a way that is equitable and applicable.  Working on this book allowed me to be a part of a wider support network, supporting teachers working with children and teens who have been exposed to trauma. 

Laura Waller, MS, LPC, NCC, ADHD-CCSP

Clinical Director of KS Services, LLC


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