Whole School Approach - resources / tools / links to trauma informed practice and more

Supporting and encouraging trauma informed practice has been an important part of the work of Headstart in recent years with a fabulous number of practictioners trained and working in schools and community settings. A Whole School Approach is an important part of being trauma informed. For example

TIS UK Self-assessment Implementation checklist for Protect, Relate, Regulate, Reflect - leading to the The TISUK trauma and mental health informed schools award

 

Creating Trauma-Informed Organisations 

Dr Karen Treisman, another highly regarded thinker, author and trainer in the field of trauma informed practice has recently completed

a mammoth resource for looking at a whole school / setting approach on how to become a trauma informed organisation.

It is an outstanding resource that we can't do justice to here... Karen gave a super webinar for Cornwall soon after publication in June '21

and we are hoping that she'll be back this school year.

 

Treisman

 

Know Me to Teach Me

Louise Michelle Bombèr (https://touchbase.org.uk/)

“Know Me to Teach Me: Differentiated discipline for those recovering from adverse childhood experiences”

This is a truly outstanding book. A must read. Includes a sample relational policy to adapt.

Know Me to Teach Me has a simple approach to behaviour / inclusion / addressing concerns about increasing exclusions... applying the latest work in neuroscience including the work of Dr Bruce Perry

REGULATE, A way of soothing

RELATE, A way of connecting

REASON, A way of reflecting

REPAIR, A way of re-connecting

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