Trauma-Informed SEL Toolkit

A full recording of our Trauma-Informed SEL Webinar is located below!

What is Trauma-Informed SEL?

Trauma-informed SEL is an approach to fostering youths’ social-emotional development with practices that support all students, but is particularly inclusive and responsive to the needs of children and youth who have experienced trauma. This approach calls for creating reliable learning environments where students who have experienced adversities and trauma

  • feel supported and connected;
  • are welcome to explore their strengths and identities;
  • can exercise their agency;
  • can develop meaningful, positive relationships with adults and peers; and
  • have access to the mental health supports they need.

Learn More about Trauma-informed SEL

Below, you can download our Trauma-Informed SEL Toolkit – a 120-minute professional development session designed for educators seeking research-based strategies to create a healthy classroom environment for students who have experienced adversities and trauma.

Download Toolkit

Why Download the Trauma-informed SEL Toolkit?

The research-based toolkit is rich with resources to explore, strategies to implement in the classroom, and prompts for reflections aimed at facilitating educator learning and engagement with the material. The toolkit includes:

  • More information about trauma and how it impacts students’ success;
  • A range of strengths-based strategies educators can integrate into their classroom;
  • Overview of secondary traumatic stress and strategies for educator self-care;
  • A list of research articles, papers, and videos for further review; and
  • A facilitator’s guide (including an abbreviated guide for a 60-minute session).

The download link includes a multimedia presentation, a three-page overview handout, and a brief facilitator’s guide.

Download Toolkit

Trauma-Informed SEL Webinar & Accompanying Slides

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  1. […] families, and communities. Transforming Education’s trauma-informed social-emotional learning toolkit provides a 120-minute professional development session aimed at giving educators the research-based […]

  2. Becky McAlister May 25, 2020 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the resources!

  3. Robin Claudine Crumpton July 8, 2020 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Over the years many of my students have been traumatized with neglect, physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse, death of a parent or parent leaving the home, chemo and radiation for cancers, broken bones, and multiple surgeries for various issues. When a student is nonverbal and has yet to develop a mode of communication expressing their emotions can be traumatic for the student as well. This video provided techniques and ideas to assist me in developing skills for creating doable and logical goals and objectives for my students in order for them to express themselves socially and emotionally.

  4. Debra B Radford July 12, 2020 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Many times, students seem “OK” in the classroom. However, there are underlying issues that keep many students from being able to get their academic work done. Students often have groups at school that also stir up negative feelings among the students in the group that need to be handled so that school can continue as it should.

  5. Heather Burleson August 5, 2020 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Thank you for a thorough resource about trauma-informed SEL! I was wondering – is there a way for us to access the PDF version of the slides? The hyperlinks to the resources do not work in the PPT that is in the toolkit (specifically the educator self-care slides that are not included in the PDF preview above). Thanks!

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