Create Support Systems

TIPP 10: Create a Support System to Address Emergent Needs

Although universal programs and practices are the foundation of trauma-informed schools, tiered supports and selective interventions must also be available to children who need them. The effective use of tiered interventions requires that schools develop protocols for assessing and quickly acting on student concerns, and developing strong working relationships with outside providers, including social workers and mental health practitioners, who have specialized knowledge of trauma and trauma care. Partnering with community agencies to provide wraparound services can bring needed expertise into schools and lessen barriers to care outside of schools for historically underserved populations.

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