Responding to Trauma through Policies that Create Supportive Learning Environments

Author(s): Harper, Kristen.;Temkin, Deborah.
Published: 2019
Available from: Child Trends 

This brief introduces a Trauma-Informed Policy Framework to Create Supportive Learning Environments to help State officials create supportive learning environments that meet the needs of students with a history of traumatic experiences and ensure that all students succeed in school. It begins by explaining a supportive learning environment is 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.