Resources for Educators

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More resources for educatorsATN’s Handout on Childhood Trauma’s Impact on Learning


The Heart of Learning and Teaching:  Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success – Ray Wolpow, Ph.D.; Mona M. Johnson, Ed.D., CDP;  Ron Hertel, B.S.;  Susan O. Kincaid, Ph.D.  (FREE link to entire book in .pdf form)

Reaching & Teaching Children who Hurt: Strategies for Your Classroom – Susan E. Craig, Ph.D.

Lost at School – Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

Helping Traumatized Children Learn- Massachusetts Advocates for Children

Help for Billy — book by Heather Forbes, LCSW, of Beyond Consequences Institute

trauma informed strategies

Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Strategies

MindUP – a research-based training program that teaches social and emotional learning skills that link cognitive neuroscience, positive psychology and mindful awareness training utilizing a brain centric approach.

Sound Discipline – a website for both parents and educators about the practice of Positive Discipline.  Free newsletter articles and resources.

FuelEd Schools – training in social/emotional competency and teaching empathy, as well as exploring teachers’ attachment styles

MeMoves – a patented system for teaching self-regulation using music, images and movement.  Both home versions and school versions are available


trauma informed webinarsWebsites & Articles

How to Help a Traumatized Child in the Classroom — article by Joyce Dorado, Director of UCSF’s HEARTS program

“Oil and Water: The Attachment Disordered Child in School “- Lawrence B. Smith, LCSW, Attachment Disorder Maryland and ATN Board Member

Navigating Uncharted Waters – an article for School Psychologists about International Adopted Children – Dr. Boris Gindis

Online Resources

Attachment & Trauma Network

National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network

Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh)

A Forever Family

Attach-China International

Child Trauma Academy

Equipping and Empowering Educators


Recognize ACEs
recognize and cope with adverse childhood experiences
Realize the Impact
realize the impact of childhood trauma
Build Resilience
adapting in the face of adversity and trauma