The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI)
The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative’s (TLPI) mission is to ensure that children traumatized by exposure to family violence and other adverse childhood experiences succeed in school.
To accomplish this mission, TLPI engages in a variety of ongoing activities including:
- Helping schools create trauma-sensitive environments
- Advocating for laws, policies and funding streams that will enable schools to create trauma sensitive learning environments
- Improving trauma sensitive approaches to meeting the needs of individual children at school in both regular and special education
- Engaging in a public education campaign to teach policymakers, educators, administrators, health and mental health providers and parents about the impact of trauma on learning and the need for trauma sensitive schools.
In particular, we suggest that you look at their 2-volume publication, “Helping Traumatized Children Learn” and the accompanying video, “5 Core Ideas of Helping Traumatized Children Learn“