10 Core Pillars
Developing programs to serve your students
Our model of a trauma-informed school is based on 10 pillars of content and recommendations. These 10 areas of focus are intentionally broad in order to allow schools to customize them to best fit their specific settings.
Increase Awareness of Biases
Implicit bias and stereotypes undermine efforts to strengthen relationships and community.
Strong communities rest on foundations of safety, trust, compassion, and respect for differences.
Reduce Punitive Discipline
Punitive discipline undermine students’ self-confidence and motivation to learn.
Communicate & Reinforce Expectations
High and achievable goals motivate performance and build self-efficacy.
Incorporate Social-Emotional Skills
Learning social emotional skills strengthen relationships and promotes resilience.