• East Stroudsburg Area School's District-Wide Effort


    A trauma-informed school is one in which all students feel safe, welcomed, and supported.

    • Realize prevalence of trauma.

    • Recognize the impact trauma has on the brain.

    • Respond to trauma in an informed way.

    • Resist re-traumatization.


    Trauma-Informed School Model


    The Benefits of Being a Trauma-Informed School


    Trauma-informed schools help all students, those who have adverse childhood experiences and those who do not.  Utilizing trauma-informed interventions and strategies can facilitate brain reorganization and repair.  Trauma-informed schools provide a positive learning environment which improves school climate and not only benefits students, but adults as well.


    Trauma is an invisible injury.  Students who have experienced trauma have difficulties in regulating behaviors, emotions and impulses.  Trauma-informed schools have an understanding in how to address trauma.  This is criticial to supporting students.  Trauma-informed school's provide structure, routines, and relationships to foster attachment, support students in strenghthening self-regulation and increase students' sense of competency.


    Resource: Kym Asam, LICSW, for the Vermont PBIS State Team