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Guidelines for Re-Entry Into the School Setting During the Pandemic [downloadable]

These guidelines are provided as a resource for school district leaders, school administrators and community professionals who work with and support students and their families. They provide recommendations for thoughtful trauma-informed planning to prepare for re-entry back into the school setting during the pandemic.

The guidelines will guide the assessment of the impact of the pandemic on the social-emotional and traumatic effects on students, staff, and their families. Based on those assessments, the guidelines will help school administration and their teams facilitate data-driven interventions for a more successful return to school.

Unlike most other traumatic experiences where we are supporting schools in the aftermath of a single tragedy, COVID-19 is a protracted world-wide traumatic event. Yet, what makes that fact more manageable is that schools are not “traumatic stimuli”. Meaning, schools were closed to protect students and staff from harm and not because they were harmed.

Information contained within this document was written for professionals trained in the Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA™) and/or Traumatic Event Systems (TES™) Models. However, because of a worldwide pandemic they are also intended for general distribution and use by any multidisciplinary team that includes school administration, psychology, social work, child protection, police, probation, health and others.

Download a PDF of the guidelines.

Source: North American Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response | Guidelines for Re-Entry Into the School Setting During the Pandemic, https://nactatr.com/news/files/01GuideRe-Entry.pdf | © 2020 North American Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response

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