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Trauma Informed Practices

“To be trauma-informed is to understand how violence, victimization, and other traumatic experiences may have figured into the lives of individuals” with the central tenet being “that individual safety must be ensured through efforts to minimize the possibilities for inadvertent retraumatization, secondary traumatization, or wholly new traumatizations in the delivery of services” (Carello & Butler, 2014, p. 156).


Carello, J., & Butler, L. D. (2014). Potentially perilous pedagogies: Teaching trauma is not the same as trauma-informed teaching. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 15, 153–168, doi: 10.1080/15299732.2014.867571

Fall Hamilton Elementary-Nashville

Transitioning to Trauma-Informed Practices to Support Learning: A strong focus on relationships, social and emotional learning, and understanding students’ mental health informs how Fall-Hamilton’s staff interacts with students.