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Trauma-informed Education Resources

We know there are many trauma-informed resources available for parents and educators, but if you do not know where to start, we hope this categorized list helps.

And if you find other useful resources we can add to the list, do not hesitate to contact us at info@jewishlearning.works.

Talking to Children About Violence & Difficult News

Tips to Help Children & Adults Cope with Trauma

Resources  from Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies

Starting Difficult Conversations

  1. Child Mind Institute offers advice for Going Back to School After a Tragedy.
  2. Talking to children about terrorist attacks and school and community shootings in the news – Q&A with common questions from youth in this moment, from Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles’ National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement.
  3. Guiding Adults in Talking to Children About Death and Attending Services, created by the NCTSN, covers grief responses, how to talk about death, and guidance for families attending memorials or community vigils.

Resources For Educators

  1. Teaching in The Wake of Violence (by Facing History & Ourselves)

  2. The Jewish Education project has a curated collection of resources, Responding to Gun Violence, to support students and educators after community trauma.

Preventing Gun Violence

  1. Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism shares information on gun violence prevention.
  2. My school’s new emergency plan includes lockdown drills. How can we keep them from scaring the kids? (Child Mind Institute)


  1. Take a moment of pause with this poem on Ritualwell, written by a parent on reading the news of this tragedy and find other personal essays.

And finally, a collection of resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network in response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas.