Becoming a trauma informed school is vital because we now recognise that one in three diagnosed mental health problems in adulthood are known to directly relate to childhood traumatic experiences. In this guide, expert Betsy deThierry provides practical steps for schools and colleges who wish to take a trauma informed approach.
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This tool is designed to give you a brief snapshot of how mentally healthy your school is and to help you prioritise areas for development. This audit tool and the ideas in this guide are taken from ‘The Mentally Health Schools Workbook’ which was written by Dr Pooky Knightsmith, one of Creative Education’s directors.
We hope you find the ideas here helpful and we wish you the best of luck with your journey towards becoming a more mentally healthy school.