3C Institute & School Trauma Experts Develop Website to Promote Trauma-informed Schools

3C Institute is pleased to announce the launch of www.traumaawareschools.org, a website we developed in collaboration with the Treatment and Services Adaptation Center (TSA).

Funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),www.traumaawareschools.org is supported by a team of clinicians, researchers, and educators who are respected authorities in school trauma and crisis response.

The goal of the website is to prepare school staff, mental health professionals, and parents to recognize and respond to children affected by traumatic stress. The site provides a wealth of crisis response resources, including dozens of video tips and information about three evidence-based interventions designed to address school trauma:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
  • Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET)
  • Psychological First Aid—Listen, Protect, Connect (PFA-LPC)

“The transfer of thoughts, feelings and behaviors to relationships with teachers and administrators can negatively affect student learning and the school environment,” noted Marleen Wong, PhD, LSCW, Associate Dean of the University of Southern California School of Social Work and project co-PI.

“This website is a place for K-12 educators and school health and behavioral health professionals to learn about and contribute ideas that increase the awareness of how students’ experiences outside of the school can affect their ability to learn.”

For this project, 3C Institute provided branding, website development, and video production services. We’re also continuing our work with the TSA to develop a website that will enable broad dissemination of the SSET intervention, including online provider training and video tips. The SSET website will be available later this year.

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