Alexander, J., & Hinrichs, C. (2019). Building trauma-sensitive schools: Your guide to creating safe, supportive learning environments for all students. Brookes Publishing. Read Chapter 3: Trauma's Impact on Youth at School (pp. 63-83).
This chapter explores how trauma manifests in K-12 schools and discusses who is impacted by trauma.
Gueldner, B.A., Feuerborn, L.A., & Merrell., K.W. (2020). Social and emotional learning in the classroom, second edition: Promoting mental health and academic success. The Guilford Press. Read Chapter 1: Social and Emotional Learning: What it is, and what it can do for your students.
This is an excellent article that explores what social-emotional learning is and how it impacts the educational environment.
Pica-Smith, C., & Scannell, C. (2020). Teaching and learning for this moment: How a trauma-informed lens can guide our praxis. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education, 5(1), 76–83. This resource examines the process of teaching with respect to trauma and a trauma-informed understanding in an educational environment. While a short resource, it is rife with insight and ideas for practice.
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 is a current resource that explores the relationship of trauma in children and how it manifests in the school setting. It works to separate what is commonly thought of as "trauma" and what is known as "adverse childhood experiences" to promote the definition and understanding of trauma.
What Is Trauma? (2020). Health Reference Series: PTSD and Coping with Trauma Sourcebook. Read Chapter 11: Child and Adolescent Exposure to Trauma.
Chapter 11 is a short read, with much-bulleted information about the signs of trauma, the types of trauma that children most often experience, and what the consequences can be. It’s a fantastic read that is meaningful and makes an impact.