The Heart of Learning and Teaching: Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success (2016)

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Trauma-Informed Schools

Authors: Ray Wolpow, Ph.D. | Mona M. Johnson, Ed.D., CDP | Ron Hertel, B.S. | Susan O. Kincaid, Ph.D.

State of Washington | Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Below is an excerpt. Click here to access the handbook.

Every day in schools across Washington State and the nation, there are students who arrive in classrooms feeling hungry, tired, frustrated and alone—students who are impacted by alcohol and drugs, are homeless, have physical or mental health-related issues, are in danger of dropping out of school, or are struggling with a learning disability often lack vital connections to their family, their school and their community. In Washington State we have recognized this reality and have made a point in the past several years to begin doing something actively about it.


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