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Getting Back to School after Disruptions: Resources for Making Your School Year Safer, More Predictable, and More Positive

Students experiencing trauma, such as from recent weather disasters or other upsetting events, may have been exposed to unpredictable schedules, inconsistent supervision, or food insecurity and desperately need school to be their safest, most predictable, and most positive setting, especially if they have been displaced or are without utilities or basic comforts. Multi-tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS), such as PBIS, are ideal frameworks for implementing strategies to support students coming back to school and to prevent and address further challenges. We recommend the following six strategies for school teams to ensure a safe, predictable, and positive school year. These strategies are beneficial for all students if the school has been closed, as well as for individual students returning from extended time away from school.

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School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)

Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being

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September 20, 2017

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Trauma

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