Education Policy Approaches to Trauma-Informed Practices

A new two-page policy outline from Education Commission of the States serves as an introduction to trauma-informed practices, as defined in state education policy. Trauma-informed practices intersect with school discipline, student health, educator training, school safety, and more. 

There are four categories of recent state policy action, including Educator and School Staff Training, Task Forces/Committees, School Discipline, and Funding. The policy brief provides information on enacted state policy from 10 states, including Illinois, Indiana, Maine, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington.

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