Check out my three part Ed Week series on student trauma.

This is a “companion” piece to The Best Resources On Helping To Build Empathy In The Classroom – Help Me Find More, and I’m posting it a few weeks before a series on the topic will appear in my Education Week Teacher column.

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This is just the beginning of a list, and I hope readers will suggest more in the comments or on Twitter:

How Teachers Help Students Who’ve Survived Trauma is by Jessica Lahey.

How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD is from The Atlantic.

How to Help a Traumatized Child in the Classroom is from The Greater Good Center.

Teachers Can Be Key to Helping Students Cope With Trauma, Ed. Sec. Says is from Ed Week.

Resources for Responding to Trauma and Tragedy is from Edutopia.

New campaign promotes power of teachers to reduce stress of traumatized students is from Ed Source.

Resources for Schools to Help Students Affected by Trauma is a useful list from The Wisconsin Supt. of Public Instruction.

Reading & Writing About El Salvador With Salvadoran Refugees

Immigrant Minors From Central America Bring Hope, Past Trauma to U.S. Schools is from The Hechinger Report.

Resources for Parents following Traumatic Events is from The U.S. Department Of Education.

How Stress Affects Our Students (& Their Parents) — Plus, How We’re Trying To Help

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime is a TED-Talk from Nadine Burke Harris.

Schools across St. Louis learning how past trauma hurts learning and affects behavior is from The St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Ed Week has published a special report: Student Trauma: How School Leaders Can Respond.

Traumatic stress changes brains of boys, girls differently is from Science Daily.

A Practitioner’s Guide to Educating Traumatized Children is from Education Northwest.

Quote Of The Day: Students & Trauma

How To Apply The Brain Science Of Resilience To The Classroom is from NPR.

Trauma, Adverse Experiences and Mindset is from Mindset Works.

Finding what’s right with children who grow up in high-stress environments is from Eureka Alert.

Houston Students Are Heading Back — What They Find Could Change Schools Nationwide is from NPR.

Using a Strengths-Based Approach with ELs: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence and Chronic Stress is from Colorin Colorado.

Sesame Street launches tools to help children who experience trauma, from hurricanes to violence at home is from The Washington Post.


Supporting Students With Chronic Trauma is from Edutopia.

What happens when schoolchildren live in violent neighborhoods? The effects are broader than previously known, a study finds. is from The Washington Post.


A ‘Trauma-Informed Classroom Is a Safe and Secure Place’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns.

Supporting Students with Adverse Childhood Experiences is the theme of the summer issue of the American Educator.