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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
Oct 21, 2019 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Easily the most informational, organized, and practical approach to implementing a Trauma-Informed model in schools. It's definitely geared toward secondary schools but the majority of it works perfectly in an elementary school context as well. This is a book I will hang on to and refer to for a long time. ...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 ...more
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.
I appreciated everything this book had to offer. There are so many different methods for helping our students who suffer from traumatic situations. The book is reader-friendly and realistic. It's easy to implement some of the strategies immediately with no extra prep. ...more
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.