Why the Universal Approach?


Experience has shown us that we do not know what is happening in every student’s life, the trauma they may or may not have suffered or the supports that help many students survive adverse childhood experiences intact. Whether we know it or not, these students are in our classroom and require the adults around them to use a completely different approach to support them so that learning can occur.

So why not create separate plans for these students and leave everything else intact? Precisely because we do not know which students are impacted as they are not always obvious to school staff, the only way to provide the needed supports to everyone is to implement a whole school trauma-informed approach.

Where the universal approach has been used, everyone in school does better—both students impacted and those not impacted by trauma and moreover the staff also function better. 



 
 
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Experience has shown us that we do not know what is happening in every student’s life, the trauma they may or may not have suffered or the supports that help many students survive adverse childhood experiences intact. Whether we know it or not, these students are in our classroom and require the adults around them to use a completely different approach to support them so that learning can occur.

So why not create separate plans for these students and leave everything else intact? Precisely because we do not know which students are impacted as they are not always obvious to school staff, the only way to provide the needed supports to everyone is to implement a whole school trauma-informed approach.

Where the universal approach has been used, everyone in school does better—both students impacted and those not impacted by trauma and moreover the staff also function better. 



 
 
Which Program is Right for Your School?
 
Contact Us