Implementing School-based Trauma Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We know that schools are undergoing a major transition due to the effects of COVID-19. Together with national partners, we developed guidance and suggestions for implementing school-based trauma interventions during the pandemic. See our guidance document for more information. We will be updating this document as we learn more about implementation challenges and successes.
Additional COVID Resources
The resources below include information about how to support the emotional wellness of students during this time. Please check back as we'll continue to update these each week.
The NCTSN has developed a guide on Trauma Informed School Strategies during COVID-19.
School Crisis Resources
School communities can be affected by a number of traumatic events. Community issues such as domestic violence, gang activity, and school shootings, and natural disasters such as floods, tornados, hurricanes, and earthquakes can having a lasting impact on students.
The resources below can help schools and parents cope with these events.
In this video, CBITS co-developer Marleen Wong discusses the five phases of Psychological First Aid for Schools: Listen, Protect, Connect, Model, and Teach. Video Transcript