The Impact of Trauma on Learning and Behavior

The Impact of Trauma on Learning and Behavior

Hubie Jones, Chair, Citizen Commission on Academic Success for Boston Children; Dean


Emeritus, Boston University School of Social Work

John Mudd, Senior Project Director, Boston School Reform Project 

This article describes a trauma-sensitive school environment can benefit all children, not only those who are traumatized but also those impacted by their traumatized classmates.

Helping Traumatized Children Learn

Helping Traumatized Children Learn

supportive school environments for children traumatized by family violence

Massachusetts Advocates for Children: Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative

In collaboration with Harvard Law School and The Task Force on Children Affected by Domestic Violence

A Report and Policy Agenda

Highlights Seclusions and Restraints in Schools


Selected Cases of Death and Abuse at Public and Private Schools and Treatment Centers

Highlights of GAO-09-719T, a testimony before the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives

Seclusions and Restraints in Schools


United States Government Accountability Office

Selected Cases of Death and Abuse at Public and Private Schools and Treatment Centers

Statement of Gregory D. Kutz, Managing Director, Forensic Audits and Special Investigations

 GAO (1) provides an overview of seclusions and restraint laws applicable to children in public and private schools, (2) verifies whether allegations of student death and abuse from the use of these methods are widespread, and (3) examines the facts and circumstances surrounding cases where a student died or suffered abuse as a result of being secluded or restrained.

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Schools Committee. (October 2008). Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators. Los Angeles, CA & Durham, NC: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

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