About half of U.S. children suffer abuse, poverty, parental incarceration and other traumas. These kids face deep physical and mental scars that impair development, learning, and health.
The Salud America! “Trauma Sensitive School Action Pack” is a free guide with coaching to help school personnel talk to decision-makers, build a support team, craft a system to identify and support traumatized students, and more!
“A trauma-sensitive school can help students gain coping skills, build resiliency, form strong relationships, develop a healthy self-image, and manage stress and emotion,” Ramirez said.
The Action Pack was created by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of the Salud America! Latino health program at UT Health San Antonio, with input from John Hernandez, who created a unique system to help traumatized students at East Central ISD in San Antonio.
Population of focus: students, school staff
Links to resource:
- Access the Trauma Sensitive School Action Pack
- Read the press release about the Action Pack
- Learn more about how Salud America! is inspiring people to drive community change for the health of Latino and all kids.