10 Steps To Create a Trauma Informed School


Special 3 book bundle offer!

Deep Brain Learning 2nd Edition

Reclaiming Youth At Risk 2nd Edition

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More likely than not, you have heard the terms “trauma” and “toxic stress” being discussed in your school or in your educational social circles. You’ve probably also learned that these can be an enormous barrier to learning. At Starr, we know stressed brains can’t learn. We also have the tools and lessons to help you break through the social emotional barriers in children.

This package is your one-stop shop to begin your trauma-informed, resilience-focused journey. 

The Deep Brain Learning 2nd edition contains new and updated material expands and enhances the information from the original book. A blueprint for building strength and resilience in all young people by creating environments of dignity and respect. This book is a cutting-edge, reader-friendly, synthesis of positive psychology, neuroscience, and classic truths of human development. The authors identify key principles for producing lasting change by transforming individuals and organizations. Scientific evidence is blended with practice wisdom from experts world-wide.

10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed School* is informed by Deep Brain Learning, as well as the Circle of Courage®, and applies the teachings therein to a set of concrete steps for implementation in schools. Complete with behavior support plans, lesson examples, and resources for teachers and parents, 10 Steps is the foundation for any school seeking to establish an environment of safety and learning for all children.

Reclaiming Youth At Risk 2nd edition of the classic, Reclaiming Youth at Risk , draws on early youth-work pioneers, Native tribal wisdom, and youth development research and outlines the four essential elements every child needs in order to flourish and thrive: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity. The book also includes innovative approaches for building relationships with youth, fostering their self-esteem, and instilling positive values in classroom, residential treatment, counseling, and correctional settings. The Circle of Courage® model has been adopted by hundreds of schools and programs in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. A “must-read” for everyone who works with youth.

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*Since 2017, 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed School is the foundation for any school to begin their trauma-informed journey. We’re excited to announce that, beginning in 2020, Dr. Soma and Mr. Allen will be debuting 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School. This latest edition, complete with a new name, features over 100 more pages of lessons, activities, and case studies to ensure schools are even more equipped to break through the social emotional barriers to learning. Until then, rest assured that the current edition of 10 Steps have transformed countless schools since its publication, and will provide insightful guidance for anyone ready to be proactive in their school.