Creating Trauma-Informed Policies: A Practice Guide for School & Mental Health Leadership
Source: Pacific Southwest Mental Health Tech. Transfer Network (MHTTC) (SAMHSA)
Resource Type: Document or Publication
Transformation Team Subjects: School-based Services
Key Topics: Crisis Response, Policy, Schools, Systems Collaboration, Trauma-Informed Care, Violence Prevention, Youth Voice & Engagement
Creating compassionate policies is a cornerstone strategy of educational leadership. This guide provides a deep dive into developing, implementing, and evaluating trauma-informed and compassionate school policies. It highlights four “choice points” for education and mental health leadership: Names & Definitions, Platforms & Levers, Approach, and Match Process to Product. This guide is designed to be hands-on! Each choice point comes with examples, guiding questions for leadership, and practice suggestions to help policy come alive.