Chafouleas, S. M., Pickens, I., & Gherardi, S. A. (2021). Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Translation into action in K12 education settings. School Mental Health: A Multidisciplinary Research and Practice Journal, 13(2), 213. This article summarizes research and practice for trauma-informed K12 education. Recommendations for school-based work are explored and directed toward integrating a healing-centered approach that focuses on the whole child and cultural responsiveness.
Alexander, J., & Hinrichs, C. (2019). Building trauma-sensitive schools: Your guide to creating safe, supportive learning environments for all students. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Read the section, T-trauma Defined, beginning on page 24 through page 44. These sections of chapter 1 describe the effects of trauma on the human body.
Gorski, P. (2020). How trauma-informed are we, really? To fully support students, schools must attend to the trauma that occurs within their own institutional cultures. Educational Leadership, 78(2), 14–19. The author discusses factors contributing to student trauma, identification of school culture, and policies that can produce traumatizing patterns.
SAMSHA (2014, July). SAMSHA’s concept of trauma and guidance for a trauma-informed approach. SAMSHA’s Trauma and Social Justice Initiative. Read the section titled, The Six Key Principles to a Trauma-Informed Approach, pages 9-11.