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

Check out the videos and articles below for more helpful information for principals.

Click on these links to read the full articles: 
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STEP  2: HELP YOUR TEACHERS AND STAFF TO LOWER THEIR STRESS

If teachers and staff are calm, this benefits students.

Check out the video below for five 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.

Check out these videos and 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:
Click on these links to read the full articles: 
  • Trauma-Sensitive Schools: An Evidence-Based Approach 

  • Trauma-Sensitive School Checklist 

Additional Reading:

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