Trauma sensitive environments

There are many ways in which schools can provide supportive, trauma-sensitive environments for students who have experienced trauma or adverse childhood experiences. 

This brief guide outlines a number of simple approaches that schools can implement to create trauma-sensitive environments that are viewed as safe and trustworthy, and empower students to collaborate and make choices.

A poster is provided for display in staff spaces as a visual reminder of approaches outlined in the brief guide.


School Excellence Framework alignment

Wellbeing, Effective classroom practice

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers alignment

Standard 1: Know students and how they learn


Secondary teachers


This resources features a brief guide for teachers in creating trauma sensitive environments for students. It includes additional visual resources for the classroom. 


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