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
- Trust and Transparency
- Empowerment, Voice, Choice
- Collaboration and Mutuality
- Identity and Validation
- Peer Support
- Secondary and Vicarious Trauma
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.