Building a Trauma-Informed Restorative School

Building a Trauma-Informed Restorative School

Author: Joe Brummer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Published: 2020-12-21

Total Pages: 242

ISBN-13: 1787752682

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Covering both theory and practice, this book will teach educators everything they need to know about developing restorative practices in their education settings, in a way that is also trauma-informed. The first part of the book addresses the theory and philosophy of restorative approaches, and of trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive schools. The second part outlines the five restorative skills (mindfulness, honest expression, empathy, the art of asking questions and the art of requests), what they look like in practice (including using circles, respect agreements and restorative dialogue), and how to implement them. Every strategy is clearly explained and adapted to be appropriate for children and adults who have experienced trauma. Everything the book discusses has been especially designed to be adapted for different school settings and their particular challenges.


A Real-World Guide to Restorative Justice in Schools

A Real-World Guide to Restorative Justice in Schools

Author: Nicholas Bradford

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Published: 2021-07-21

Total Pages: 264

ISBN-13: 178775572X

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This book is designed to help you navigate the challenges and joys of building and maintaining a healthy restorative ecosystem in your school, while providing concrete tools and real-world stories to guide you through the process. Traditional methods of discipline are commonly found to be ineffective, and this book shows how restorative justice can benefit schools in a huge variety of ways, such as decreasing the need for suspensions, increasing academic outcomes, and improving the health of your whole school community. Written by the founder and the education director of the National Center for Restorative Justice, each and every chapter is packed with expertise on everything from carrying out the stages of a restorative circle to understanding the importance of conflict. The authors pull no punches in showing that this work is not always easy, but their passion for restorative justice shines out of every page, demonstrating just how valuable this approach can be in bringing the absolute best out of your students and school.


Building Trauma-sensitive Schools

Building Trauma-sensitive Schools

Author: Jen Alexander

Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company

Published: 2019

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781681252452

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"Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools is a practical, accessible guide to building learning environments that ensure safety, develop regulation skills, and grow caring relationships for all students, including those who have experienced trauma"--


Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education

Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education

Author: Alex Shevrin Venet

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Published: 2023-09-01

Total Pages: 210

ISBN-13: 1003845118

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Educators must both respond to the impact of trauma, and prevent trauma at school. Trauma-informed initiatives tend to focus on the challenging behaviors of students and ascribe them to circumstances that students are facing outside of school. This approach ignores the reality that inequity itself causes trauma, and that schools often heighten inequities when implementing trauma-informed practices that are not based in educational equity. In this fresh look at trauma-informed practice, Alex Shevrin Venet urges educators to shift equity to the center as they consider policies and professional development. Using a framework of six principles for equity-centered trauma-informed education, Venet offers practical action steps that teachers and school leaders can take from any starting point, using the resources and influence at their disposal to make shifts in practice, pedagogy, and policy. Overthrowing inequitable systems is a process, not an overnight change. But transformation is possible when educators work together, and teachers can do more than they realize from within their own classrooms.


Developing a Trauma-Informed Perspective in School Communities

Developing a Trauma-Informed Perspective in School Communities

Author: Lynn Heramis

Publisher:

Published: 2019-12-30

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781516591220

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Developing a Trauma-Informed Perspective in School Communities: An Introduction for Educators, School Counselors, and Administrators provides future and current school counselors, educators, and leadership teams with relevant research on brain and human development to assist them in developing a trauma-informed perspective. Readers are encouraged to leverage this knowledge to create positive and formative change within schools and provide effective support for students struggling with potentially traumatic experiences, as well as those without trauma histories to ensure positive and healthy development. The text introduces key topics in brain and trauma research including attachment, neuroscience, adverse childhood experiences, toxic stress, mindfulness, restorative discipline, self-care, and resiliency. Readers learn how to recognize the signs of potential trauma and how to best support individuals exhibiting certain behaviors through a whole-school approach. The text demonstrates how a holistic and collective approach that addresses student behaviors through relationships to encourage development of self-efficacy skills is more effective than the "quick fix" often used to address student issues. Throughout the text, opportunities for personal connection, practice, and reflection underscore key concepts and build relevant knowledge that may be applied to future work with students and school staff. Developing a Trauma-Informed Perspective in School Communities is an ideal supplemental resource for courses and programs in education. It is also a powerful reference for professionals currently working within school and community settings.


Becoming a Trauma-informed Restorative Educator

Becoming a Trauma-informed Restorative Educator

Author: Joe Brummer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Published: 2024-06-21

Total Pages: 236

ISBN-13: 1839975695

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Maybe you have heard the terms 'trauma-informed' and 'restorative' - but how do you go about becoming a trauma-informed, restorative educator? This practical book outlines the values, ideas and neuroscience behind trauma-informed restorative practice and its proven effectiveness. It clearly explains key theories relating to shame, trauma and your autonomic nervous system, and explains how to apply this knowledge in practice. Examples and stories of restorative practice feature throughout to inspire and emulate, as do practical protocols, tools and systems to develop your skills as a trauma-informed educator. Critically, it also explains the personal and professional qualities you need to nurture to truly engage in trauma-informed, restorative practice, with reflection points to aid learning and self-development. Read this book and take your first steps to creating a trauma-informed, restorative classroom - even if your school isn't doing it!


Building a Trauma-Responsive Educational Practice

Building a Trauma-Responsive Educational Practice

Author: Em Daniels

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2021-12-16

Total Pages: 138

ISBN-13: 1000482812

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This timely manual presents a new perspective on teaching and learning focused on countering the impacts of trauma on adults’ ability to learn. Within its detailed and useful approaches, Daniels provides a road map for building a trauma-responsive teaching practice grounded in the principles of Trauma-Informed Care, and emphasizing the need for educators to develop a rigorous practice of self-care. Prison classrooms, in particular, demonstrate the intersectional and overlapping nature of systemic, historical, and individual traumatic experience. People who rediscover themselves as learners while in corrections classrooms have a unique and powerful perspective to bring to the work of ending mass incarceration, and the role of education and learning in that ending. The concepts and framework presented in the text aim to expand how we define "working with trauma." Through this redefinition, we better align teaching and learning as counters to the impacts of trauma. As this alignment transforms educational philosophy and practice, we have an opportunity to repurpose the nature of education itself, and shift toward learning how to learn. Although this book contains content specific to corrections educators, or those aspiring to teach in prisons, its concepts and activities are applicable to any environment or situation in which adults need to learn. Adult educators, front-line personnel in any public service role, librarians, legal professionals, judges, lawyers—all can benefit from the expertise shared in this book.


Just Schools

Just Schools

Author: Belinda Hopkins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Published: 2004

Total Pages: 210

ISBN-13: 1843101327

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Annotation. "Restorative justice is a dynamic and innovative way of dealing with conflict in schools, promoting understanding and healing over assigning blame or dispensing punishment. It can improve the quality of school life not only through conflict resolution, but"


Creating Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based Classrooms

Creating Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based Classrooms

Author: Tom Brunzell

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Published: 2021-05-21

Total Pages: 274

ISBN-13: 1787753751

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With accessible strategies grounded in trauma-informed education and positive psychology, this book equips teachers to support all students, particularly the most vulnerable. It will help them to build their resilience, increase their motivation and engagement, and fulfil their full learning potential within the classroom. Trauma-informed, strengths-based classrooms are built upon three core aims: to support children to build their self-regulatory capacities, to build a sense of relatedness and belonging at school, and to integrate wellbeing principles that nurture growth and identify strengths. Taking conventional approaches to trauma one step further, teachers may create a classroom environment which helps students to meet their own needs in a healthy way and progress academically. Based on the successful Berry Street education strategies pioneered by the authors, this book also includes comprehensive case studies, learning points and opportunities for self-reflection, fully supporting teachers to implement these strategies within the classroom.


Developing Trauma-Responsive Approaches to Student Discipline

Developing Trauma-Responsive Approaches to Student Discipline

Author: Kirk Eggleston

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2021-03-10

Total Pages: 122

ISBN-13: 1000389189

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Building on comprehensive research conducted in US schools, this accessible volume offers an effective model of school leadership to develop and implement school-wide, trauma-responsive approaches to student discipline. Recognizing that challenging student behaviours are often rooted in early experiences of trauma, the volume builds on a model from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to walk readers through the processes of realizing, recognizing, responding to, and resisting the impacts of trauma in school contexts. Research and interviews model an educational reform process and explain how a range of differentiated interventions including Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social-emotional learning (SEL), restorative justice, and family engagement can be used to boost student resilience and pro-social behaviour. Practical steps are supported by current theory, resources, and stories of implementation from superintendents, principals, and teachers. This text will benefit school leaders, teachers, and counsellors with an interest in restorative student discipline, emotional and behavioural difficulties in young people, and PreK-12 education more broadly. Those interested in school psychology, trauma studies, and trauma counselling with children and adolescents will also benefit from the volume.