RESOURCES FOR PRINCIPALS

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PRINCIPALS  PLAY AN IMPORTANT  ROLE IN HELPING

STUDENTS  AND TEACHERS COPE WITH A MAJOR DISASTER

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"I REALIZE THAT MY TEACHERS & STUDENTS ARE VERY STRESSED BECAUSE OF THE DISASTER. WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP THEM?"

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STEP 1: MANAGE YOUR STRESS

By being calm yourself you will model calmness for the entire school community

VIDEOS & ARTICLES FOR PRINCIPALS

ARTICLE REFERENCES
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STEP  2: HELP YOUR TEACHERS AND STAFF TO LOWER THEIR STRESS

If teachers and staff are calm, this benefits students.

5 WAYS TO SUPPORT TEACHER WELLNESS,
FROM FORMER PRINCIPAL, CASSANDRA WASHINGTON 
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STEP 3: Implement a school-wide stress reduction approach 

This could take many forms:

a single stress-reduction approach, such as Deep Breathing or Meditation, or a comprehensive approach such as developing a Trauma Sensitive School.

VIDEOS & ARTICLES FOR MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION ON SCHOOL WIDE  APPROACHES TO STRESS-REDUCTION 

Additional Trauma-Informed Resources 

For information on one principal's approach to trauma, watch the video below:
ARTICLES:
  • Trauma-Sensitive Schools: An Evidence-Based Approach 

  • Trauma-Sensitive School Checklist 

Additional Reading:

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