Enter to Win Responding to Student Trauma

Responding to Student Trauma GiveawayThis month we’re giving away five copies of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis. The five books, along with the free, downloadable book study guide, will make a perfect PLC starter kit for one lucky reader.

To Enter: Leave a comment below describing how you would use these books.

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The winner will be contacted via email on or around October 26, 2020, and will need to respond within 72 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Winner must be a US resident, 18 years of age or older.


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184 Responses to Enter to Win Responding to Student Trauma

  1. Latoya Pousa says:

    Since the pandemic, our school’s counseling staff have seen an increased need for trauma support. In my role as an admin, I help coordinate our response to incidents of hate, bias, bullying, etc. I always seeking tools and resources to support students who experience crisis. I plan to use this book to guide my team as we systematize a restorative and trauma-informed approach to student grievances.

  2. Kristina Spetly says:

    Being a teacher in a school with a population of students predominantly classified as low-income, high-need, I would share the books with my department members in order to spark rich discussions regarding the emergent social-emotional learning needs of our students.

  3. Lisa says:

    This book would be discussed during a faculty meeting and made available to teachers. There are many students who experience trauma in some form. Students often spend more time in school with their teachers than they do with their parents at home. Educators need resources to help students, at least start a conversation and then be able to bring in more experienced professionals if necessary.

  4. Nancy HIsa says:

    I teach and oversee the pre-k program in my Native American community. As Native Americans, our students and families carry trauma that has been passed down through the generations. These books would be a great resource for our staff so that they can become aware of how students experience some sort of trauma and how to respond to it appropriately.

  5. s. says:

    Everyone is going through such a hard time now that each and every one of us has experienced trauma to some degree. This book would be useful in helping students build resilience as they work through their trauma. As a bonus, parents may also pick up some tips as they help their children learn virtually.

  6. bwalker53 says:

    As a PreK-5th grade administrator, I witness the effects trauma has on children and adults every day. I work primarily with military students who have suffered trauma most people (adults and children) don’t experience. This book would allow me to understand better, and help our counselors, to handle behaviors associated with trauma.

  7. Deb Mertz says:

    I have liked you on Facebook, I am following you on Twitter and Pinterest.

  8. Deb Mertz says:

    We are dealing with so much at this time as teachers and our students are dealing with more. This an essential guide for these challenging times. If I win, I will use the book in a book study, then donate it to our school counselors.

  9. Martha Boyle says:

    I would use these resources for the families that I support. I would also have them as resources for ECE providers. We are often forgotten during this pandemic, and we have been open for most of it, the children we are providing care for have been through alot! These resources would be very beneficial
    to the team!

  10. Amanda Geltmacher says:

    What an awesome opportunity!! I would love to share these with my team of teachers. We are always looking for ways to makes us better educators and better as a team.

  11. Valeria Ruiz says:

    Trauma is no stranger to the classroom. Unfortunately, with today’s public health crisis and an unstable social justice climate, trauma will continue to consume our children. As a former elementary school teacher, a parent, and future district leader, these books can begin to lay the foundation on how to support not just my children at home, but every child I come in contact with.

  12. Evan Kurtzq says:

    Resources to help teachers connect with their students, especially in these times, are so welcomed.

  13. Karen Jones says:

    As a School Counselor, this would be a great resource to use when working with students that have been impacted by trauma and as a resource to help staff understand trauma. With everything happening in our world currently, this resource would be used immediately.

  14. Deborah Morrison says:

    As a School adjustment Counselor in an urban community the majority of our students have some form of trauma. I would use these books to educated the administration through a book study. I would then have eveyone in the book study conduct a PD on working with students who have trauma.

  15. Catherine B says:

    I would use the information directly with students that I see for counseling but also with teachers who are struggling to support their students in the General Ed setting.

  16. Brenda Green says:

    I teach on a Native American Reservation and this would be a good book to read to help students deal with generational trauma.

  17. Brenda Green says:

    I teach on a Native American reservation and trauma has affected this community for generations. This would be a great book to read to learn how to help students deal with generational trauma.

  18. Hiwassee Dam Elementary Middle School says:

    I think these books would be a wonderful addition to assist our students within the county, especially during this rather difficult time in the world.

  19. Kerri Franks says:

    I would use this book at the intermediate building I’m at. Our district has a high percentage of students coming from trauma backgrounds – via drug abuse, domestic violence, foster care, etc. This book would help with staff training as well.

  20. Maria Aiello says:

    I am a special education teacher in a district where most of the students are ELL and socioeconomically disadvantaged. Many have suffered unimaginable trauma. I would love to have a copy of the book as well as share the other copied with my special education cohort.

    Thank you!

  21. Kacy Odell says:

    I think this would be a useful tool since our community has a high population of kids coming from trauma. I feel like its something the school I work for could use and build on.

  22. Jennifer Zaske says:

    Liked on Facebook~

  23. Jennifer Zaske says:

    I am a school psychologist and would use this as part of staff trainings / a potential book study. I also teach in a school psych grad program and this could be a great resource to share with my students there!

  24. Rhonda says:

    This would be a great resource to help our children that are dealing with so much during these times. I would love to have it to help them get through the tough times they are going through.
    Thank you, Rhonda

  25. Sherry Alston says:

    I am a psychology student focusing on counseling and grief/trauma. This would be a huge asset to my training & knowledge. I would also use it at work; I work in the training department of a non-profit.

  26. Jessica Fleming says:

    I work for a non profit Head Start for Early Education. This will help benefit our classrooms in assisting our children to help deal with trauma at an early age. We provide families with many resources for children 1-4 years of age. We help to prepare our children to learn social, motor and physical skills to prepare for the world. These books will be a great benefit to our company.

  27. Eva Diaz says:

    I am the EL teacher at a charter school in Chicago the pandemic has really affected our community. If I were to receive the books I would keep one book for myself to read and donate the rest of the books so that we can begin implementing some of the strategies as outlined in the book.

  28. Charlotte Rissala says:

    I would use these to help with the kids that I work with in the public school system that have behavioral issues as well as learning disabilities as well as those that I may be with for a period here or there throughout the day/week.

  29. Lorilei Swanson says:

    I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist and a school-based family engagement liaison I work to infuse trauma informed knowledge and skills in all aspects of building family-school-community partnerships. Thank you so much for publishing this book. It is needed now more than ever.

  30. JULIE THOLE says:

    As an instructional coach, I would love to provide my colleagues with the opportunity to dig deeper into responsiveness around trauma. Even before COVID-19 we have seen an increase in the number of students experiencing trauma in their lives. This book and study guide would give us the needed tools to continue growing as educators and helping our young learners achieve greatness.

  31. Robin Dycus says:

    In the 3 years I’ve been at my current school I’ve seen more students face the trauma of losing a pregnant that all my 15 years prior not to mention the multiple other traumas they and their families have endured.. Our school researches trauma informed school responses but we are always looking to expand our learning and toolkits to help our middle school students. This book would be a wonderful addition to our efforts.

  32. Mary says:

    Always looking for resources on this topic! So important as trauma has far-reaching effects.

  33. Autumn Shaffer says:

    I follow on Facebook

  34. Autumn Shaffer says:

    If I were to win this book I would work closely with the teachers I coach to do a book study and incorporate these ideas into our current practices

  35. gramsdell says:

    Followed on Pinterest!

  36. gramsdell says:

    Followed on Twitter!!

  37. gramsdell says:

    Liked on Facebook!

  38. gramsdell says:

    This book looks like a great resource for a PLC. My school has a high trauma population and it is definitely important to be trauma-informed so that we are meeting the needs of our students and not adding to their trauma. This books would be an excellent source of information to help us appropriately respond to student trauma.

  39. Therese Roques-Quaglino says:

    I am a Special Education Advocate and Consultant. I would use these books with my clients both parents and their children. I would also share them with my mental health counselor friend who works at a local school to use with her students and their parents. I have a number of teacher colleagues I remain in touch with and I would share the resources with them as well. I hope I get picked!!!

  40. Darlene M. says:

    We are the behavioral school and ALL of students have IEP’s and have most likely ALL have had some type of trauma. It would be very helpful dealing with our students.

  41. Rose U says:

    I work as an education aide at a school where many of the students are from immigrant families. Number of children are having trauma or conflict because of the families’ situations and the teachers don’t have enough resources to help the students and deal with their families. This book can be a great source for the staff to learn how to address the issues and to come up with solutions.

  42. I am the Social and Emotional instructor at a Success school in AZ. The majority of the students I serve find there way to our school because of trauma. I focus on developing an awareness of Trauma Informed practices and strengthening SEL practices with staff, students and families. I am always looking for new resources that I currently pay for personally. This resource would be an invaluable guide to my critical work and would also be highly appreciated as a free resource.

    Thank you for considering.

  43. Paula Crisco says:

    I am a school counselor. I would love to use this book for a PLC with teachers and staff. I would also use it for individual and group work.

  44. Ginny Gilbert says:

    I would utilize these books within our school to ensure proactive Trauma Response. I am responsible for training our staff in methods and practices that support trauma informed schools. I give weekly lessons to our staff to make sure we are at the cutting edge of response and intervention. I would use these books to continue this practice, and utilize them to present at MSCA and other District-wide PD days.

  45. Samantha Dean says:

    I’m a school counselor, so I would definitely
    use this book in my own work with individuals, and classes. I would also be able to share with teachers!

  46. Dawn Siler says:

    I am a Health Safety and Well-being Coach in TN. I provide coaching and technical assistance to licensed child care programs. I would use this information to help early childhood educators work with children who are responding to trauma. A misconception is that we can view challenging behaviors as misbehavior and not stress-induced behavior. The information would help empower educators to engage in more trauma-informed teaching practices.

  47. Tanya says:

    We started a new “behavior team” at our school – principal, me (counselor) and several teachers – to help give ideas and support other teachers who are struggling with specific students’ behaviors. We have done one book study together and we could use these books to do another book study together. The information learned would definitely help us to communicate with teachers the effect trauma has on behaviors, as well as give more trauma-informed advice for interventions to try.

  48. Tania Stanchich says:

    I am a Social Worker by profession and work in a large Early Childhood Education program as a Preschool Intervention and Referral Coordinator (PIRT). A big part of my job is coaching teachers. In that capacity, I work tirelessly along with fantastic PIRT colleagues and Master Teachers, to provide resources, useful information and training to support the important work teachers perform with young children who are often coming to the classroom from stressful community and/or home environments. Combined with our own personal stressors, cultural disconnect and work pressures, the ability to respond effectively and support children’s academic readiness skills (including and especially their social-emotional skills) can be hampered if we do not utilize a research based approach from which to intentionally create responsive and competent classroom climates. I would use this book to inspire teachers to create such climates, to become aware of their own cultures, positions and biases, and to continue seeking information about effectively responding to children who may have experienced trauma. I thank you for this opportunity!

  49. Tonya Kennedy says:

    I would love to share this book with the faculty and staff at my school! As a school counselor, I am always looking for professional development ideas that are “outside of the box” and a book study would be a great idea! Being a Title I school with students from a rural area, we see students who are dealing with trauma more often than not. Unfortunately, it is a sign of the times and COVID-19 has only worsened the situations they are experiencing at home. This book would help our teachers and staff work with students currently as well as be prepared in the event of a widespread trauma that may effect our entire school or community.

  50. dmjones7 says:

    SEL starts with the adult and the adults in our district will need tools in how to deal with pandemic trauma. These free copies will go to educators who will train the 2400 staff in our district with this specific kind of trauma.
    Thank you.

  51. Laura Milway says:

    I am a Library Assistant in a school where many students have experienced past and ongoing trauma. This would be a great resource for our teachers, both in genera, and when working with our councilors to support specific students.

  52. Erin Leech says:

    I am a second grade teacher at a Title 1 school in Richmond, VA. We have a lot of students at our school that are going through economic hardships and deal with a lot of traumatic issues as our schools population is of Hispanic and African American backgrounds. These books would be excellent for our teachers to help them better understand trauma and how we can support our students during these challenging times. We want our students to know they have someone that loves and supports them and will help them to succeed in all things they want to do regardless of their background or current situations.

  53. Tracy Mosher says:

    As a middle school counselor, I would love this resource for my co-counselor and I, and for our staff. Our county and school started the school year with an emphasis on social emotional learning in the classroom over academics, which is great. Our staff is continually encouraged to focus on quality connections with students. This resource will help us all dive deeper.

    From the preview, I can already see the benefit for our staff, as it provides clear, detailed and easy to follow parameters for connecting with families. I know a lot of teachers are hesitant to call home, for example, and this will really help support that really important way to connect with families.

    I would surely appreciate being the recipient of one of these free copies- we don’t get any funds to spend on resources. I’m sure others are in a similar boat and equally deserving, but I will hope for a copy nonetheless. Thank you for your consideration.

  54. Terri says:

    I am a Social Worker working in our local school district. This time of many unknowns & trauma has resulted in many stressful outcomes; which surface in many different ways. Therefore, any any additional supports & resources are greatly appreciated. I would like to organize a book study for our staff and others in the district; it would help with issues of mental health in our schools,
    help with the the numerous committee work, PLC’s, crisis intervention, and individual school plans. Overall, the tools that this book offers would hopefully increase awareness and interest resulting in future professional staff development opportunities throughout school, district, and community.
    I would would give the additional copies to peers who work in the school district so that they could use in their individual buildings.
    Thank you!

  55. Linda Reeves says:

    I am a behavior consultant for a child care resource and referral agency. I provide consultation and intervention services to children birth to 12 years in child care settings. I work with numerous children and families who have experienced trauma and I would use this resource in my work with them. I also provide trainings and professional development opportunities to child care providers and I will use the materials for technical support and education on trauma with them.

  56. xandre says:

    I feel not only my designated students would benefit from it, but also the other students in our class, and even my own kids are going through challenging times right now.

  57. Sharon McGourty says:

    I believe this book would be helpful in developing staff PD.

  58. Rachel Ochoa says:

    Following on Pinterest!

  59. Julie Smith says:

    I have the joy this year of being an SEL Principal where I get to focus on developing an awareness of Trauma Informed practices and strengthening SEL practices with staff, students and families in an Elementary school with an enrollment around 800! This resource would be an invaluable guide to this critical work!

  60. Rachel Ochoa says:

    Thank you for writing a book about this important topic! I am in charge of crisis recovery and suicide prevention for my school district of 85,000 students. I lead a team of volunteers that go out and provide recovery support for students and staff impacted by a crisis. This book will provide important information I can share with my team which in turn will help students/staff we serve. I also provide professional development to administrators and teachers, and the information in your book will build up the knowledge I share with them. Lastly, I am part the of district’s school climate team, which is in charge of SEL and restorative practices. After reading this book and gathering information needed, I would pass it along to my four other teammates. We would be able to discuss the book during our bi-monthly meeting. Thank you again!

  61. Shelley Davis says:

    I teach a special ed class for moderate/severe students and three with anxiety. I have students who have been through trauma. One of my students has been in 16 foster homes in 4 years. He is transgender and now adopted. I really feel this book will help me with him and other students who have dealt with trauma. I would love a copy of this book.

  62. I would use this tool kit to supplement our school’s social emotional student learning program. I would first complete a book study with my k-12 staff. We have begun discussing trauma informed practices in our school and this book study would provide us with the tools to dig deeper in developing interventions and supports for our students. We would then utilize the tool kit resources to provide supports to our students

  63. Adrienne Royce says:

    We are totally online right now for the entire first semester and my students are having a really hard time emotionally with it. I would use the book to help them deal with this very challenging aspect of their lives.

  64. Greg Sumpter says:

    I’d give these books to our teachers in a juvenile justice facility and facilitate a conversation with the study guide regarding how to best serve our students and how to truly prepare them for life beyond 2020 and the classroom.

  65. Katie says:

    I would use this book to facilitate a book study with interested teachers or other staff at Head Start. I would then plan on facilitating a training at our annual professional development day regarding trauma and the students/families we serve.

  66. Vanessa Wise says:

    As an Early Interventionist, I am in people’s homes or conducting classes via video conferencing. With this book, I would have the tools to reach an entire family at a time and help them through the struggles that are in their lives currently. I also work as a consulting teacher in sixteen school districts. Again, I work with teachers, students, and their families. Any tools I can access that I can then use to support the families, teachers, staff, etc. that I interact with would be most helpful. I wear many different hats and support/counsel is one of those many hats. This toolkit would be most helpful.

  67. Kiley says:

    Thank you for the opportunity. As a librarian, I would add this book to our teacher resource section, and then share the book, and collaborate with teachers and counselors in our district around solutions for struggling students.

  68. Teresa Sawyer says:

    Liked on Facebook! It’s great to see how others are using the materials during this pandemic.

  69. Teresa Sawyer says:

    Following on Pinterest now! So many great resources.

  70. Teresa Sawyer says:

    Our instructional teacher assistants hold a weekly PLC to discuss how we can best serve the teachers and students at our school. This book would be great for our next book study. I can only imagine the anxiety some of these students will come back to school with or even trauma that they are unable to express. As instructional assistants we are on the front lines to assist these students. We can be the listening ears to hear their needs that otherwise might be missed. These books would be excellent training tools to help us to better help the students. Thank you!

  71. scradduck says:

    As a school psychologist I feel that this will be an important resource to use for the different schools that I service. With the challenges that many children and families are facing these days, we need to provide the most accessible resources possible. When I share this with my teams, I can encourage them all to have their own copy!

  72. Anne Eikenberg says:

    Our school is currently doing hybrid learning. Along with the Covid crisis, life continues. All staff can use help coping with anxious staff and students. This would make a great share as professional development for all of us!!!!

  73. JL says:

    Liked on facebook

  74. JL says:

    Followed on Pintrest

  75. Nili Davis says:

    I would use this as a school counselor as well as in private practice!

  76. Nili Davis says:

    Liked on facebook

  77. Orchid Bibit Ocampo says:

    I work in the guidance center and the topics in this book can be discussed during Parent-Teacher Conferences and each chapter or two can be shared during faculty meetings.

  78. Nili says:

    Followed on Pinterest

  79. Good Morning,
    I work in an Early Learning Center in a low income school district. I teach Head Start, but we also do Child Find, ECEAP, Special Ec. Preschool, Developmental Preschool, and After school preschool in our building.
    Many of us have taken part in gaining our trauma informed certifications and take part in trauma informed book studies to be at our best when helping our students.
    This book would be a wonderful book study for our next study!
    Thank you!

  80. Cassie Valvo says:

    As a Mentor, I would use the books to help our faculty continue the Trauma-Informed work we’ve been doing over the past 2 years. Each student brings their own story to us, and the more information and knowledge we have allows us to respond to them with sensitivity, empathy, and compassion.

  81. Nicole C says:

    I am the Family Services Manager at Evanston Child Development Center. This would help me in the case management work that I do. I can help the children at the center and support parents and families at home.

  82. AnnMarie Birster says:

    I am an elementary School counselor and we have so many kids that have experienced trauma. I have a graduate student intern right now an dI would use this book to help teach her about trauma in our daily SEL groups.

  83. Elidia Anaya says:

    I would use it to help teachers to have an understanding of trauma children go through specially during this time and strategies they can implement in their classroom. I coach teachers that didn’t close during the pandemic to take care of children of essential workers.

  84. Happy to add Free Spirit Publishing to my follows on Pinterest!

  85. JL says:

    I am a support coach for ELL students. I would use it as a resource to help both myself and my colleagues build a better understanding of trauma and its effects on student learning.

  86. Our district has recently taken on the work of becoming a Trauma Sensitive School. Our middle school teachers are in need of best practice, research based classroom strategies and this book would be the perfect fit. In our PD time, we’re going to be doing Book Studies/Instructional Rounds and I would love to add this book to our list of selection choices for faculty learning.

  87. Lisa Herland says:

    I am the SEL Interventionist for the school district I work in. In my role I assist with developing behavior support plans for students and provide staff trainings on trauma sensitive practices. I would love to have this resource to support my work.

    • ann zuehlke says:

      This book would be an asset to our high school, as well as to the social-emotional daily coursework we are conducting at this time during the pandemic. I am a media specialist at a high school, a homeroom teacher during the pandemic, and finishing a degree in health&wellness at EOU concentrating on social-emotional wellbeing and family and community relationships. This book would become a reference for staff, like myself, as we continue connecting and teaching students.

  88. Kristin Dust says:

    I work in a small charter school in East Los Angeles as the Director of Student Culture; our students, families, and staff experience trauma almost daily. In this time of the pandemic, social unrest, and election season, the levels of stress for all are increasing. I have been working with our staff on being trauma informed by having workshops and PLC time. This book would help to further guide us on our journey, and allow for us to use our knowledge and pass it on to the families and students,

  89. ann zuehlke says:

    This book would be an asset to our high school, as well as to the social-emotional daily coursework we are conducting at this time during the pandemic. I am a media specialist at a high school, a homeroom teacher during the pandemic, and finishing a degree in health&wellness at EOU concentrating on social-emotional wellbeing and family and community relationships. This book would become a reference for staff, like myself, as we continue connecting and teaching students.

  90. Jennifer Agolino says:

    Following on Pinterest

  91. Jennifer Agolino says:

    Following on Twitter

  92. Jennifer Agolino says:

    Liked on Facebook

  93. Jennifer Agolino says:

    I would use them for PD with my colleagues.

  94. Christopher Adamek says:

    Following on twitter!

  95. Arlene Johnson says:

    I am a school counselor in an elementary school. I would use it as a book study with my fellow counselors.

  96. Susan Larson says:

    Following on Twitter. Great resources!

  97. Susan Larson says:

    Liked on Facebook. Looking forward to seeing new offerings.

  98. Susan Larson says:

    As a School Improvement Consultant, I work with a team to coach school personnel. We have a trauma-sensitive network, and I see this helping to inform our work.

  99. Don Belanger says:

    this would be helpful working with my special education students as well as my other students.

  100. Amy Boeckermann says:

    I am a support coach for Head Start in Ramsey and Washington counties and I would use it as a resource to help my coachees and other fellow coaches to build more understanding about trauma.

  101. Lindsay Letourneau says:

    This book would not only help me as a School Counselor, but for our staff as well during these trying times in the world around us. We are seeing so many students with trauma and being in an online setting is even harder to navigate the waters of trauma when we cannot see our students in day to day life as well as face to face where we can see those traumas. Online, it’s much harder to assess without resources, and this resource would be greatly helpful!

  102. vanessa casper says:

    I am a therapist in a low income school – this would be so helpful daily – the kids are wonderful – they just need some skills and someone to believe in them and they can accomplish anything.

  103. Stephanie Kiefer says:

    I would use this with teacher leaders in the building to have a book talk. This is such an important topic.

  104. Patricia Munoz says:

    I would love to have this book and I will use it as a teacher, as a friend, as an aunt, as a citizen. There are plenty ways we can apply valuable information into our societies and even our personal lives.

  105. Carlos Aponte-Salcedo, Jr. says:

    I oversee the counseling and behavioral support department at school for the Deaf. We are responsible for providing child safety lessons for all students, from preschool to high school. We also provide P/D for staff on different topics. Such as childhood trauma, ACE, SEL, bullying, etc. We could always use more resources to offer our educators. We serve 94% Students of Color.

  106. Lori Allen says:

    I would share these with some of my colleagues on my team who are invested in building relationships with students and truly care about their futures and how we can help them succeed. We have many students who have suffered some sort of trauma. Hopefully we could start a book study together and make a difference for these kids.

  107. Patti Fisher says:

    I would use this book to guide the development of the districts wide SEL programing.

  108. Stefanie A Stringer says:

    I would use it with my Special Education Department since we have so many students who are going to counseling to deal with trauma and other issues

  109. Christopher Adamek says:

    liked and followed on facebook!

  110. Christopher Adamek says:

    This book would allow me to work with small PLC’s within the grade levels at my middle school to ensure that we are reaching as many of our students as possible and meeting all of their needs both academically and social/ emotional in these uncertain times.

  111. Jessica Sowers says:

    Followed on Pinterest 🙂

  112. Jessica Sowers says:

    Liked on Facebook as well 🙂

  113. Jessica Sowers says:

    I would use this book to start a book club with staff and help spread awareness of how to best respond to student trauma. Our educators do not receive enough training/PD in this area and any topics like this would certainly serve useful.

  114. Dayle Denney says:

    What a fantastic prize! I am a school psychologist assigned to five schools, so I would gift a copy to the school counselling team in each building!

  115. Jan Roy says:

    As a school social worker, I deal with trauma effects on students on a daily basis. Part of my job is to support and educate teachers who are working with students in their classrooms who have experienced trauma. Often teachers feel there is little if anything they can do to help their students deal with their trauma, yet they are the front line for many kids who need support. These books are an excellent tool to assist teachers and support staff to help kids.

  116. Audrey Young says:

    As a student teacher, I would use these resources to help me prepare to lead my own classroom, and share them with my school, especially the guidance counselors.

  117. Linda says:

    Many of my students and colleagues have been directly affected by the virus over the past few months, and some students have lost family members during this time.
    I would introduce the book to our department within the school, and work with my department leader and colleagues to develop achievable strategies to understand and assist our students through trauma.

  118. Kasey Landry-Filion says:

    As the school psychologist in a school district that is always working on strategies to better serve our students with social emotional learning needs, this book can assist us in understanding and utilizing research based interventions for our students. Our staff recognizes the importance of how we respond to our students and how to build relationships with these students, but we also know that there is not a ‘one size fits all’ response and I think this book and the accompanying study guide will be a great tool for us as we go forward in our learning.

  119. Nicole Hagedorn says:

    I would use it to support my social skills class. I would also use it for my social emotional learning after school club, Zen Heads

  120. Christina Palmer says:

    I am the Director of MTSS (and other areas) in a public school district. In addition to other responsibilities, I oversee our school counseling program that provides Tier 1 – Tier 3 services for students in each of our 12 schools. The community has been hard-hit by trauma over time, including, poverty, homelessness, gang violence, incarceration, etc. Most recently, the impacts of COVID 19 have been overwhelming for our students and families. (Our county is ‘purple’ according to Gavin Newsom’s rating scale, and the case rate in our zip code is the highest, both in the county, and in the surrounding tri-county area.) I would use these books with site administrators and the counseling team to support understanding and professional development for certificated and classified staff.

  121. Joan Nicholson says:

    I work with child care providers to help improve the quality of the experience the children are receiving. I provide both TA and Training, and can envision using this resource in both areas with providers. This is such an important topic, as we learn more and more how trauma can affect a child adversely throughout their lives.

  122. Tricia Fay says:

    I am a social emotional learning coordinator and professional developer for teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists working with students and all staff working in schools. I currently work with several districts and have a large team of 46 professional developers that I work with in the region. With this study, not only could I support students, administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals and pupil personnel staff, but I could also support my team as they support other teachers etc in the region. This would be a beneficial study for many.

  123. Lynda says:

    I am a school social worker in a school district where students already experience a lot of trauma, which is now compounded by the additional and unique trauma of the pandemic. I am working with students who have lost loved ones to the virus, students experiencing anxiety because of the virus, students who are losing all social connection because of the virus, families that are struggling financially because of the virus, and families experiencing homelessness in the midst of the pandemic. It is a lot for our students to deal with, and it is a lot for our staff to deal with, and we need all the help we can get in navigating this new trauma.

  124. Angela S says:

    As we transition back to in-person instruction after 8+ months of what for most, can be described as ‘unstructured emotional turmoil’, it is essential that we continue to meet the social and emotional needs of our students. The Responding To Student Trauma toolkit would provide the staff in my building with a starting point, support, and direction when it comes helping our students transition and being sensitive to the needs of those who have experienced and continue to experience trauma.

  125. I work in Honduras, a place which, for all its beauty and culture, tends to be behind the times in terms of an understanding of Trauma, particularly as it relates to Child Mental Health and Education. I think that this book could open the eyes of the Teachers not only in my school, but in my region. We could use what we learn to establish better practices in our classrooms, in our school community, and we could share what we learn with parents and other institutions to radically improve the care for our learners.

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  128. Billie Green says:

    I am a high school counselor who sees trauma every day. I would love to have the additional resources in my arsenal.

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  130. Erick McCormick says:

    This book would be a great opportunity for me and my colleagues the opportunity to learn together on such an important topic within our school. I see this as a way for my team to have common terminology and exercises to assist our students in time of trauma and or crisis.

  131. Jennie says:

    I work with children from ages 2-21 so this would be helpful with my trauma informed practice. To be able to communicate with families, schools and children and useful tips to help in interventions.

  132. Viviana Prieto says:

    As a district gifted professional development administrator I would have study groups with teachers. I also teach gifted endorsement courses for teachers and it would assist these teachers with students going through trauma.

  133. Donna Robinson says:

    As the school adjustment counselor for grades K-5 in my elementary school, I would use these books as valuable resources as I continue working with my students about how they can reduce the sources of stress (including recognizing ‘worry’, stress, etc) they have experienced over these past 6 months, building relationships and strengthening life skills.

  134. Lindsay says:

    As a school counselor, it’s important for me to have tools at the ready when responding to our students who have experienced trauma and to be able to help answer questions from teachers about building relationships with these students. This book would help me be more effective.

  135. Susan Campbell says:

    These books come at such an appropriate time as so many students and staff are facing so much trauma in their lives with the virus, losing loved ones to the virus and parents losing their jobs and not knowing what will happen next. These books would be so helpful to the students and staff to help them to get through these difficult times.

  136. Victoria Todd says:

    I just joined a Trama Informed Educator Group so this would be a great resource.

  137. Ruth Flores says:

    I would use this to continue my trauma sensitive school for our young learners 2 to 3 years old. It is hard to observe mental illness, but as a teacher we are trained to observe our children behaviors toward others and themselves. The way children interact with people.

  138. As a curriculum director for a high need school district, I would share these books with the professionals in my schools to support our students in their challenges. These books would be an excellent addition to our teachers’ tool boxes. I would love to have them to share and guide their work in this important area.

  139. Jessica Janorschke says:

    As the Professional Development Specialist for our program, I am always looking for new resources to offer the teachers when they need them. My job is to help the teachers grow and become the best teachers they can be. By equipping my library of resources with a piece such as this, I would be helping the teachers to deal with, and prepare for, traumas that arise in the class community.

  140. Angela Warr says:

    This book would be an excellent resource for our MTSS/SEL District committee. We are making progress toward building capacity and understanding of Trauma-informed practices but more work is needed.

  141. Laura Frondorf says:

    This would be a nice addition to our professional resources for our school.

  142. Jessica Wall Alber says:

    The teachers at my program work one on one with the most vulnerable children. This year, especially, they could use any additional resources we can manage for them.

  143. DHonegger says:

    I would use this book as a book study with either or both the district level SEL Task Force or the teachers at the junior high school. We complete a book study each semester and I believe that this would be a great choice.

  144. Ellen Samitt says:

    I would share this with teachers and parents alike. Often negative behaviors are a response to trauma.

  145. Shannon Porter says:

    We have so many students that have been impacted by trauma. Our staff could really use this resource.

  146. Michelle Strickland says:

    I teach juniors and seniors at a rural public school and this book would be very useful for helping them learn to deal with the traumatic situations they face. It seems that in a very small town, students are even more susceptible to traumatic experiences because whatever event happens, usually happens to someone they know. Thank you for helping teachers help our students!

  147. Gina Little says:

    I am a school counselor for our public school Pre-K and I would use this as a tool to help our staff go deeper with learning about trauma! Early intervention is what we’re all about!

  148. Jane Straub says:

    I train professionals on all aspects of trauma. The agency that I work for has a national reach and can impact thousands of children’s lives. We know that youth spend almost 7 hours a day under the watchful eye of a teacher. Recognizing symptoms and behaviors related to trauma and stress are imperative to support the students and help them move from survival brain to learning. Also the impact on educators is huge. We know that responding to behaviors that you do not understand or have not been trained on can take a toll. We need to take care of those who take care of our children so it is sustainable.

  149. Maryann Elkins says:

    Working with adult students, I see the aftereffects of a lifetime of trauma on a daily basis. This book would help me help them (and their school-age children) address the effects of trauma in our current and future crises.

  150. S L says:

    It will be very beneficial for our organization. We deal with students everyday and it’ll be valuable to learn more in depth about Student Trauma and have a resource to go to when dealing with related situations. It’ll increase staff knowledgeable and provide strategies especially now during this difficult times.

  151. Susan Campbell says:

    These books are perfect to use during this troubling time with the virus and the bad weather and so many families facing loss of love ones and people losing their jobs families and children have so much trauma that they are going through.

  152. susan joseph says:

    Now more than ever we need to be trauma informed, for our staff and students alike

  153. Deana Rollins says:

    I am the trauma interventionist for a k-12 school district. I would love to be able to use these books with new teachers who come into the district to help train them on some of the information the rest of the teachers have already been trained on. Budgets are tight and this would be super helpful for our students who are vulnerable and need extra support due to trauma.

  154. As a school counselor, I have recently been learning as much as I can about trauma. I am very interested in how trauma affects our students and how to best work with those students. I also want to educate my district teachers about how trauma affects learning and academic success.

  155. Maria Frosch says:

    I have been a stay-at-home mom for several years and am going to be returning to the classroom next school year. I see this book as a great resource for helping me to prepare to help those students from adversity.

  156. Sarah says:

    I would use these books to add to my teacher library for myself, my TAs, and my fellow staff members. I believe it is important that we as educators continue learning and growing every chance we get. These books would be of great assistance to me and my staff.

  157. Rebecca Davies says:

    In our child care centers, we have a lot of children that have trauma in their lives, and some of our teachers come to us with trauma. Having resources such as this book would be helpful for children and staff.

  158. Teena Prentice says:

    As a Mental Wellness Coordinator, I would utilize the resource as a parent training at parent meetings and with my staff in the classrooms. All people have experienced trauma to some degree and often times it is helpful to have another perspective and a refresher that we are not alone!

  159. Linda Collins says:

    As we are all going through this traumatic time, any resource to help our teachers, students, and families is welcome. This looks like a good book for a team or campus book study.

  160. Suzanne D'Itri says:

    This book looks like an excellent resource for teachers throughout our county who are supporting students who have experienced trauma. I would share this resource through my role as behavior specialist.

  161. S. Adams says:

    A book like this would be a helpful resource to the mental health concerns of students and families. This book would be especially usual in a transfer school setting, where students are often behind in credits due to trauma exposer. With the pandemic, it has not made things any easier.

  162. Courtney Oliver says:

    I am a school social worker in a elementary school and this would be very helpful to educate our teachers as well use with out students!

  163. Brittney Craig says:

    These books would serve as excellent resources in helping our school become trauma-informed. As a strong advocate for students who have experienced trauma, I want to be able to spread the knowledge amongst all staff and this would be a great opportunity to do so.

  164. Laticia Griffin says:

    I would use these books to provide as a resource to new Prevention Specialist we onboard in our company. It would be a great tool to create open dialogue about new things they learned as well as provide insight into the population we work with daily.

  165. Courtney Oliver says:

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  166. Trina Mastley says:

    This would be so helpful for my PLC group! This is the topic we are focusing on this year.

  167. Courtney Oliver says:

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  168. Kathy Lemon says:

    I am a School Psychologist working in a K-12 District. In light of the pandemic, we are all trying to increase our awareness of mental health issues, trauma, suicide prevention, and wellness enhancement. I believe this toolkit would be a great addition to my library to use to help support our families and staff.

  169. Sarah says:

    This book would be an awesome book to add to my resource library! I love providing resources, psychoeducation, and more to our teachers and staff here.

  170. Troy Harris says:

    Simple, I would use this book as a part of group and or guidance lessons and share the reminding copies with 4 other school counselors in my school district who would do the same. Since we are a Title one school, it is not if trauma will occur, but when. Thanks for the opportunity.

  171. Mary says:

    Would love to be able to offer a PLC on this!

  172. Karen Sackheim says:

    This resource would be great amazing for the teachers I love your website and your amazing books. Thank you so much!

  173. Amanda Verity says:

    This book will help to educate me more on how to handle children who have seen so much. I am new to teaching and this would be a great resource to my personal library.

  174. Scarlett Raines says:

    As a school librarian and member of our mental health team we would benefit
    from the insight this book will offer us to help our students.

  175. Karen Sackheim says:

    This book looks amazing and it would support the teachers at my school. We are working on these skills each day in our classes. I appreciate the chance to win. Thank you!

  176. Nicole Derby says:

    I think this would be a great book study for the counselors in my district and even for my school. Almost everyone has been touched by trauma and could use this resource.

  177. Sandy Gibbs says:

    As a school librarian I would keep these books in the library as a reference guide during these troubling times. I would also suggest that our school counselor have a copy of this as well. To better help students in these weird times. Also, encourage other teachers to read them for professional growth opportunities as well.

  178. Linda Bauer says:

    So many of the children we serve live in constant states of trauma. I would love to use this resource to develop strategies to help the teachers help their students.

  179. Jenny Watson says:

    Especially now, more than ever, this would be a great attention to help our students to better deal with the trauma that has affected them.

  180. Danielle Indri says:

    I would use the books with the other school counselors as a book study for our PLCs.

  181. corysshug says:

    This pandemic has increased my awareness and sensitivity to the fact that most of our students have dealt with, or are currently dealing with, trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). That, in turn, affects their cognitive, emotional, and social development. As educators, we need to be equipped with the necessary tools that will allow us to design and implement supports and interventions that will address and reverse the potential roadblocks these experiences can have on our students. To do so, educators need to educate themselves on the implications and long term effects of trauma and ACES, how to recognize students who are struggling with those experiences, and best practices of how to effectively help students continue to grow, despite them. I might also add, adults deal with ACEs. Therefore we need to enhance our self-care skills and recognize how trauma may have, or is impacting, our interactions with children. I believe this book and accompanying tools will help my staff and I to incorporate what I have discussed into our program and staff development.

  182. Pam Brandt says:

    This book would be a great continuation to the book studies that our school has been having for the past three years. So many of our students are dealing with trauma and any resources for helping students would be terrific!

  183. Nyala Edwards says:

    As a former teacher and now a Branch Manager at a public library, I feel it is important to have books in our collection that help our teachers and their students to succeed and realize they are not alone in their struggles. These books would be excellent tools to help our teachers help our students when trauma occurs.

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