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This guide will assist K-12 school administrators in implementing better trauma-informed practices in their schools. School administrators consist of leaders and decision-makers in a school system. Specifically, this information is directed toward principals, vice principals, and any other key personnel. Of course, administrators should direct trauma-informed practices with the guidance of school counselors who have the proper training regarding trauma-informed interventions. School counselors’ efforts to promote positive mental health outcomes and social emotional learning will be significantly more impactful with the support of school administrators. The following recommendations are not all inclusive but will lay the groundwork for implementing trauma-informed practices in K-12 schools.
Ross, Emily A., "Trauma-Informed Practice in K-12 Schools: An Evidence-Based Practice Guide for School Administrators" (2021). Evidence-Based Social Work Practice Guide Series. Paper 5.