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Student and Family Support (SFS)

Trauma Sensitive Schools

As educators, we must be aware of the prevalence of trauma in the lives of the children in our schools. Students experiencing some type of trauma may struggle in school with language and communication, attentiveness to classroom tasks, regulating emotions, or engaging in the curriculum.

Trauma Sensitive Schools provide an environment that may include: staff awareness of trauma, training on teaching students affected by trauma, linking with mental health professionals, academic instruction for traumatized students, and other strategies to help traumatized students be successful in all aspects of the school day.

For more information:

Contact the Office of Student and Family Support (781-338-3010). If you would like more information about other initiatives related to Trauma Sensitive Schools, please sign up for the Social and Emotional Learning Newsletter.

Last Updated: January 23, 2018

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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