Category Archives for "Trauma Informed Practice"
Why use grief bags?This year I wanted to help close the gap between home and school when providing grief resources. Over the last two years at my new school, I have taught classroom lessons on coping and resiliency, facilitated grief small groups, partnered with our local university (University of Tennessee-Knoxville) to match students with grief […]Continue reading
We all strive to do the best we can by “our” kids, and I’ve noticed many requests for grief counseling resources for children recently. I’ve been deeply impacted by students who died and children who experienced the death of loved ones. As I write this, I picture you on the other side of the screen […]Continue reading
At some point, you will have to call Child Services on a family due to abuse or neglect. This is something that all of us dread. It is very likely that the family will be upset with the school for reporting. Make sure you are prepared to handle this interaction and have the support of […]Continue reading
Working with students who have experienced trauma can be very challenging, but it is such important work. Oftentimes, these are the kids that need us the most- the ones who have seen and heard and experienced unimaginable burdens. They need us so desperately to help them make sense of the world that they see through […]Continue reading