This section provides resources on how the school system identifies, responds, and provides support to children, youth, and families exposed to domestic violence and offers support to parents and caregivers who may be victims of domestic violence.
Helping Traumatized Children Learn [Videos]
Massachusetts Advocates for Children and Harvard Law School (2018)
Presents a series of videos on childhood trauma and its impact on academic performance, classroom behavior, and relationships.
How Trauma Affects Kids in School
Child Mind Institute
Examines how childhood exposure to violence, maltreatment, or homelessness can cause learning and behavior issues in school-age children and presents information on the negative effects of trauma.
Teaching Children Affected by Family Violence
Knowledge Network for Innovations in Learning and Teaching (2016)
Guides teachers through the topic of family violence, including how it may affect the way students learn, how it affects relationships, and how to address the impact of violence in the classroom.
To Reduce Family Violence, Schools Have a Role
Focuses on how schools should be able to respond to and address students who have been impacted by domestic violence.
Schools and Trauma
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Offers a series of resources relating to school environments and children with trauma. The resources cover topics such as cyberbullying and trauma; trauma-informed assessments; evidence-based practices; bullying; and developing mental health programs for students in schools.