NYC Children’s Theater Educational Programming Presents

The Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Educators

Designed for educators, staff, and volunteers working in education environments, community centers, transitional housing facilities, childcare programs, and child welfare.

The Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Educators is designed to provide educators with a deeper understanding of trauma and its effects on childhood development, while offering a set of tools to help create supportive, healing centered, trauma-informed environments within a wide range of academic and recreational settings where students can grow.

About The Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Educators

About the Trauma-Informed Toolkit

The Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Educators is designed to provide educators with a deeper understanding of trauma and its effects on childhood development, while offering a set of tools to help create supportive, healing centered, trauma-informed environments within a wide range of academic and recreational settings where students can grow.

New York City Children’s Theater Education Department has a long history of working and training through a trauma-informed lens. Our experience in trauma-informed education began in 2016, when New York City Children’s Theater was hired as the sole theater arts partner in a partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood Education.

For the past 4 years, we have provided an annual 28-week residency program for the Afterschool Reading Club (ARC) program in 36 Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelters and DOE schools citywide.

What You'll Learn

The Trauma-Informed Tool Kit for Educators modules features 9 key topics and explore the 6 key elements of a trauma-informed approach as outlined by SAMHSA, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

  • The Science Behind Trauma
  • Safety
  • Trust and Transparency
  • Empowerment, Voice, Choice
  • Collaboration and Mutuality
  • Identity and Validation
  • Peer Support
  • Secondary and Vicarious Trauma
  • Self-Care

About the Team

The Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Educators was developed by NYCCT’s Education staff and teaching artists, in collaboration with a panel of advisory team experts.

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Learn More About The Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Educators

Visit The Trauma-Informed Toolkit for Educators website to learn more about the course, what the modules cover, and to purchase access to the program today!

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