Resilient Schools, Resilient Students: Trauma-Informed Education

Date of Award

Spring 2024

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Counseling


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Taryn Akgul


Resilience, Trauma-Informed Education, Adverse Childhood Experiences


Trauma, a prevalent experience among students, significantly affects their academic and personal lives. Trauma-informed practices offer an educational approach that acknowledges the impact of trauma, striving to create a safe, supportive, and healing environment. Implementing these practices in schools can enhance students' comfort, strengthen peer and teacher relationships, and promote overall success (Child Mind Institute, 2023; Peterson, 2023). This paper examines the benefits and effective implementation of trauma-informed practices in educational settings.‘Resilient Schools, Resilient Students: Trauma-Informed Education’ offers a transformative approach to cultivate resilience in both educators and learners. This program dives into understanding trauma's effects on students and equips educators with practical strategies for creating supportive classroom environments. By emphasizing resilience-building techniques, fostering empathetic connections, and implementing trauma-informed practices, this training aims to fortify schools as safe spaces for student growth. With a focus on collaboration, resource availability, and ongoing support, this initiative aims to empower educators in nurturing resilience among students.

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