Trauma-Informed Approaches in Schools: Keys to Successful Implementation in Colorado

The purpose of this document is to provide an aligned message to schools and districts on trauma, its’ prevalence in youth, and how schools can utilize trauma-informed approaches to change outcomes for students. This document will provide a common language and common understanding to help schools begin the investigation and implementation of tier 1, school-wide trauma-informed approaches in schools.

This document utilizes research and practice from experts and implementers across the state and the country to explore the essential components to successful implementation of trauma-informed approaches in schools. It is also intended to provide vetted resources and references for further investigation at the local level.


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