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This book is remarkably well-written, easy to read, and accessible for schools wanting to implement a trauma informed practice. It has wonderful little stories at the end of each chapter illustrating the concepts in action. It gives a timeline and checklists of tasks to guide implementation. Most importantly, it espouses a philosophy of caring for the whole person, not just a student in one class in isolation. I believe in trauma informed practices not just because of this book, but because I se ...more
So many down to Earth, common sense ideas for understanding children who come from an environment of trauma, even for those not in trauma! It's just a better way to help kids! I know I'll be going back to this book for ideas the rest of my teaching career! (Did I mention: It's autographed!!) <3
This is a must read for all school personnel! As we gain knowledge of how trauma affects the brain, it is the responsibility of school personnel to adapt the way we work with traumatized (really all) children. This book gives steps on how to implement a trauma informed school. Watching Paper Tigers will help you understand the importance of the guidelines discussed in this book.
Excellent book that should be required reading whether you work in a school where trauma is an issue or not. Well laid-out and a relatively quick read for the level of information provided. Backed with the brain science to support their suggested approach.