The first is from The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU which is known for developing TBRI, Trust Based Relational Intervention, as a tool for working with children from hard places. TBRI principles focus on helping the child feel safe and connected to their caregiver so that they can focus on learning. This link is for a list of TBRI resources including videos and printables that you will find helpful in preparing for the school year. LINK
The second resource is Sesame Street in Communities. You definitely want to explore their website under the topics tab for videos, activities, and printables on many subjects like resilience, emotions, families, moving your body, math, literacy, foster care, and more. LINK
The third resource is a new online training compiled by a therapist who is trained by Bruce Perry's Child Trauma Academy and has spent the last few years training teachers in how to work with the most difficult students. It's called Trauma Camp. If you are interested in going further than your school district is currently providing in training this is a great resource for you to do on your own or with a small group of teachers. LINK
Lastly, don't forget to check out the Schools page of TraumaInformedMD.com for many more resources that you may be looking for. Don't forget to share this resource with your principles and colleagues. LINK
Have a Blessed Summer!
Laura Shamblin, MD