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Creating Trauma-Informed Schools

A Guide for School Social Workers and Educators

Eileen A. Dombo and Christine Anlauf Sabatino

Publication Date - February 2019

ISBN: 9780190873806

120 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $31.95

This book presents an overview of the impact of trauma on children and adolescents, in addition to interventions for direct practice and collaboration with teachers, families, and communities. This book presents an overview of the impact of trauma on children and adolescents, in addition to interventions for direct practice and collaboration with teachers, families, and communities.

Description

Children in all educational levels are vulnerable to abuse, neglect, bullying, violence in their homes and neighborhoods, and other traumatic life events; research shows that upwards of 70% of children in schools report experiencing at least one traumatic event before age 16. Though school social workers are on the front lines of service delivery through their work with children who face social and emotional struggles in the pursuit of education, there are scant resources to assist them in the creation of trauma-informed schools. This book presents an overview of the impact of trauma on children and adolescents, as well as interventions for direct practice and collaboration with teachers, families, and communities. Social work practitioners and students will learn distinct examples of how to implement the ten principles of trauma-informed services in their schools; provide students with trauma-informed care that is grounded in the principles of safety, connection, and emotional regulation; and develop beneficial skills for self-care in their work.

Features

  • Shares examples of how to implement ten principles of trauma-informed services in schools
  • Provides an overview of trauma-informed care that is grounded in the principles of safety, connection, and emotional regulation
  • Includes details regarding self-care for school social work professionals
  • Contains figures, tables, case studies, and additional resources

About the Author(s)

Eileen A. Dombo, PhD, LICSW, is Associate Professor in the National Catholic School of Social Service at the Catholic University of America.

Christine Anlauf Sabatino, PhD, LICSW, C-SSWS, is Ordinary Professor and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Children, Youth, and Families in the National Catholic School of Social Service at the Catholic University of America.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. Trauma and Its Sequelae in Children and Adolescents
    Chapter 3. The Impact of Trauma on Learning: PTSD, ADHD, and SPED
    Chapter 4. Creating Safe Environments for Traumatized Children in Schools: The Three Pillars of Trauma Care in Schools
    Chapter 5. The Ten Principles of Trauma-Informed Services and Application to School Environments
    Chapter 6. Evidence-Supported, Trauma-Focused Interventions
    Chapter 7. Engaging Teachers, Families, and Kids in Creating Trauma-Informed School Environments
    Chapter 8. Evaluating Trauma-Informed School Social Work
    Index

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