Trauma-Sensitive Education

As educators, parents, role models, we can all start here with our thoughts, our words, our actions. Withhold our judgments, negative views, and criticism of children and their “behaviour”.

Let us safely assume, believe, and practice, that “behaviour” is a form of communication, some of which is reflective of lagging skills in social, emotional, and developmental growth. 

Dr. Greene says it best:

Trauma-Sensitive Education Videos Produced by The ChildTrauma Academy & Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. from the Child Trauma Academy

Dr. Bruce Perry’s Seven Slide Series: State Dependent Functioning

This brief video highlights the importance of understanding how stress and distress influence the way we think, feel and act.

Dr. Bruce Perry’s Six Core Strengths for Healthy Child Development: Overview

This brief overview provides an introduction to the Six Core Strengths program developed by Dr. Bruce Perry and The ChildTrauma Academy.

Dr. Bruce Perry’s Threat Response Patterns

An introduction to variety of adaptive responses that can be used under threat, with a focus on the hyperarousal and dissociative continuum.

Dr. Bruce Perry’s Sensitization and Tolerance

Sensitization and Tolerance: An introduction to the crucial role that patterns of stress response system activation play in pathology and healing. 

The Power of Rhythm in Regulation:

“The roots of health are rhythm and regulation. Rhythm is essential to a healthy body and a healthy mind. Every person in the world can probably think of something rhythmic that makes them feel better: walking, swimming, music, dance, the sound of waves on a beach… We each have our regulating rhythms.

Rhythm helps us to calm down; it helps us to regulate. ”   Dr. Bruce Perry