Promoting a Safe School Climate

Have you read the recently released Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) results? (Check out our coverage of the results for sexual minority students.)  Many of the results we see could be mitigated through trauma-informed communities and practices in schools. And as many of our readers might know (oftentimes due to direct participation), in Washington State and notably in King County there has been widespread effort to improve these practices in our schools.

From crisis planning to training on Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and RULER among others, this is a priority in our field and in our community. This summer, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) released materials to help us and our colleagues with these efforts.

Resources from NCTSN include:

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