5 Articles and Videos on Student Trauma That Have Us Thinking

Build your capacity for a trauma-informed practice.

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Trauma exists in many forms, and many of our students live it daily. They are, in act experiencing a traumatic event right now, and they need our help to manage their response. By building your own knowledge base around trauma, you can better support your students—both virtually (for now) and later, in your classroom. These articles and videos on trauma from WE Teachers will help you develop a trauma-informed practice.

1. Expert Advice on Dealing with Trauma

In this first in a series of three articles, subject matter experts share the first steps all teachers can take to help students dealing with trauma.

2. Video: Trauma-informed Practice

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In this WE Teachers Professional Learning Session, Superintendent Dr. Art McCoy, Mental Health America’s Jessica Kennedy, and WE Teacher Arlinda Davis share their expertise on trauma.

3. WE Teacher Mandy Currier on Helping Children Deal with Trauma

This second-grade teacher draws on her own experiences to nurture her students coping with trauma. For Currier, it’s all about empathy, vulnerability, and relationship.

4. How to Support Your Student Through Trauma

This article dives into the types of trauma students experience, the science behind how trauma affects a student’s brain, and warning signs to look for.

5. Five Things Every Teacher Needs to Know to Create a Trauma-informed Classroom

When students have experienced trauma, learning can be a struggle. This article breaks down how teachers can help, starting with understanding where students are coming from. 

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5 Articles and Videos on Student Trauma That Have Us Thinking

Posted by Kimmie Fink

Kimmie is an editor at WeAreTeachers. She has 13 years of classroom teaching experience and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction.

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