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Partner Blog Post: College and Career Pathways Measuring School Climate

Authors : Editorial Team

The well-established connection between positive school climate and student success means that educators need to know how the climate at their school is faring. This information is particularly important now, after the prolonged disruptions in schooling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting and using feedback from students themselves about their school experiences is key to understanding school climate. But how do school and district leaders know which measures to use?

Partner Blog Post: How REL Appalachia at SRI is Working to Include Educators in Mental Health and Trauma Support for Schools

Authors : Editorial Team

In this Knowledge Alliance (KA) blog post, KA’s summer intern, Julianna Collado, met with Michelle Woodbridge and Nancy Perez from SRI International to discuss their work identifying and implementing better mental health support for educators. Please read the full blog post on the Knowledge Alliance’s site.

The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative’s New Blog Series Highlights Key Take-Aways from Trauma-Sensitive School Leaders

Authors : Editorial Team

In the coming weeks, TLPI will share a series of blog posts highlighting key take-aways that we have heard from discussions with trauma-sensitive school leaders as they reflect on how utilizing the trauma lens guides them in their response to  the ongoing challenges.

What to Say When Tragedy Strikes (Consejos para Abordar Problemas Sociales Actuales)

Authors : Kirby Chow

(Available in Spanish and English.) Our team at SRI Education is deeply saddened and concerned about the wars, violence, and climate destruction sweeping the world. Adults and children may be grappling with feelings of fear, worry, anxiety, anger, and confusion in response to what they are seeing and hearing in the news and social media about displaced families and loss of life.

Supporting Transgender Staff and Students

Authors : Patti Schank

The National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) compiled the following list of websites and free resources to help support transgender youth and adults.

Teacher Support: Restart, Renew | Free Webinar November 10th at 3 ET

Authors : Editorial Team

This school mental health webinar series focuses on advancing high quality, sustainable school mental health from a multi-tiered system of support, trauma sensitive, and culturally responsive and equitable lens.

Selecting the Right Interventions to Support Students’ Mental Health Needs

Authors : Editorial Team

This handout covers questions to consider when choosing school-based interventions Assess current needs Examine current efforts and resources Select interventions that fit your needs & context https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/appalachia/events/materials/04-8-20-Handout1_selecting-right-interventions-to-support-students-mental-health-needs.pdf

Menu of Trauma-Informed Programs for Schools

Authors : Editorial Team

Many educators are seeking guidance to support students who have experienced trauma, particularly related to the opioid crisis. This resource was co-developed by the REL AP team and the Cross-State Collaborative to Support Schools in the Opioid Crisis (CCSSOC) and provides a list of interventions developed to address this specific need.

Common Trauma Symptoms in Students and Helpful Strategies for Educators

Authors : Editorial Team

Trauma can have a detrimental impact on students’ functioning in the school setting.1 Educators need tools to identify and support students who may have experienced or are currently experiencing traumatic stress. The front of this handout lists common trauma symptoms grouped into the following categories: physical, cognitive, social and emotional, language and communication, and learning. … Continue reading Common Trauma Symptoms in Students and Helpful Strategies for Educators

Virtual Summit Resources: How to Support Students and Educators Dealing with Trauma

Authors : Editorial Team

In August 2021, the Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia (REL AP) at SRI Education and the Cross-State Collaborative to Support Schools in the Opioid Crisis hosted a 2-day Virtual Summit: How to Support Students and Educators Dealing with Trauma. This summit was for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who support preK-12 educators and students experiencing trauma. Resources compiled for the summit are available online at this website: https://traumasupportforschools.org/.