Trauma-Informed Schools Demonstration Project
We are part of a multi-agency collaboration led by the New Orleans Health Department to develop and evaluate a trauma-informed schools curriculum with six partner schools in New Orleans. The intervention includes full staff training in the summer before the school year begins, ongoing full staff training throughout the school year, a learning collaborative to foster administrative buy-in and to facilitate action planning, and technical assistance and support from experts in trauma-informed care, trauma, multi-tiered systems of support, and school mental health. We are evaluating our effort using a pre-post design, supplemented by in-depth participant interviews. This work is still in progress, though we have begun to present this work nationally and we will be releasing the curriculum in 2017.