Trauma-Informed Practices

Trauma-Informed Practices
Trauma-Informed Practices

Trauma is a widespread health concern that has become quite costly for schools around the world. It can affect a student’s cognitive ability – at times limiting rational thought, problem solving and other complex thinking skills often required in school – thereby limiting their academic potential. That's why training in trauma-informed practices is essential to the everyday educational setting. This course helps school staff recognize the signs of trauma and employ trauma-informed practices to assist students suffering from the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Topics covered include findings on trauma and its effect on children, negative life events that contribute to trauma in school-age children, trauma signs and symptoms and effective trauma-informed practices.

Course Authors
Tara Kfoury
Tara Kfoury, PhD, is an independent educational and mental health consultant at Boston-based R.I.V.E.R. Educational Consulting. As a researcher, she focuses on creating and teaching critical social, behavioral, and mental health initiatives and strategies. These strategies address anxiety, trauma, suicide, self-harm, and conflict for schools, community organizations, and sports associations. She has also designed and implemented essential protocols to effectively address students that may be at increased risk for harmful behaviors and negative coping strategies.


42 minutes