Alexander, J., & Hinrichs, C. (2019). Building trauma-sensitive schools : Your guide to creating safe, supportive learning environments for all students. Brookes Publishing. Read Chapter 1: Trauma and Its Effects (pp. 22-44)
This chapter offers a first-hand account of how a teacher experiences trauma presented by a child in their classroom. It is insightful, relatable, and a moving story, one you’ll learn much from.
Harris, N. B. (2014). How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime. Dr. Nadine Harris is a pediatrician who speaks to childhood trauma, trauma through adolescence and adulthood, and how all of these traumas can accumulate and lead to decreased health. She also calls for the medical world to meet the challenge of prevention and education "head-on." This video is 16 minutes long, a great chance to listen on your commute or in a moment of downtime!
Tebes, J. K., Champine, R. B., Matlin, S. L., & Strambler, M. J. (2019). Population health and trauma-informed practice: Implications for programs, systems, and policies. American Journal of Community Psychology, 64(3–4), 494–508. This resource offers an overview of how society views trauma and what "population health" is with respect to trauma. It also summarizes what trauma "looks like" of the lifespan.
Spence, R., Kagan, L., Kljakovic, M., & Bifulco, A. (2021). Understanding trauma in children and young people in the school setting. Educational & Child Psychology, 38(1), 87–98. This resource works to clearly define trauma and separate it from more clinical definitions/practices. This resource also outlines trauma exposure, impact, and risks.
What is Trauma? (2020). Health Reference Series: PTSD and Coping with Trauma Sourcebook. Read Chapters 12-14: Sexual assault and violence, Impact of sociopolitical issues on mass violence and disasters, & emotional and psychological trauma, and Chapters 16-17: Physical abuse & toxic stress, and Trauma associated with poverty. These few chapters provide a “deep dive” into the different types of trauma experienced across the lifespan. While short, they are straightforward and make for an easy read.
Bradley, D. (2020). We are all haunted: Cultural understanding and the paradox of trauma. Philosophy of Music Education Review, 28(1), 4–23. This resource explores how trauma "haunts" individuals – and how different traumas may impact the human body and mind. It asks how the nature of trauma is understood in culture and in education.