Trauma-Informed Care Resources for Educators

We know that prolonged exposure to trauma such as poverty, homelessness or abuse, can have lasting affects on children and their ability to learn in school, as can severe, one-time events. The information below is provided for educators looking to better support our students who have experienced trauma in their lives.

The first list includes links to publications by NEA which have been carefully researched and developed specifically for educators. 

How trauma is changing children's brains.

Creating a trauma-sensitive classroom. 

How schools are helping traumatized students learn again

Teaching children from poverty and trauma handbook. 

NEA guide to supporting and educating students who have experienced domestic violence or sexual victimization

NEA Healthy Futures website - resources to promote positive mental health in the face of stress and trauma. 

The list below is the result of online research. Because WEA does not have the capacity nor expertise to evaluate the quality of the resources, trainers or their programs, we urge anyone using this list to do additional research to meet your specific needs. This list is not an endorsement, nor is it mean to be an all-inclusive summary of support for trauma-informed resources or trainers. 

CLEAR - Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resilience, Washington State Universtiy 


National Conference on Trauma-Sensitive Schools, Feb 19 and 20, Washington, D.C. 

Treatment and Services Adaptation Center

24 hour suicide prevention text service

  • Text CONNECT to 74174 to text with a trained crisis counselor

24 hour crisis line: 

  • Call 866-4CRISIS (427-4747)
  • Local King County 206-461-3222
  • TTY 206-461-3219