First Book Offers Free Resources to Help Address Student Trauma
The COVID-19 crisis has impacted us all, and we will likely be coping and adjusting for many months to come. Amidst this pandemic, educators and care providers are a critical part of the support system for the kids they serve, helping them handle the change, stress, and trauma they may be experiencing.
In a recent survey, First Book members told us that student mental and emotional health is a top concern as they think about resuming work with kids and families. We want to help those individuals continuing to teach and inspire children through this crisis.
As such, First Book has identified that key research findings from leading academics and best-practice experts often take more than a decade to reach the individuals they’re intended to support. First Book’s Accelerator™ exponentially speeds this process by synthesizing key findings, thought-leadership from industry experts, and best practices to make their way, in the form of actionable tools, into the hands of the individuals who will most benefit from the information.
Below are two incredible free resources to support you in this space. If you are not already a First Book member, please take a few minutes to sign up for free so you can access even more incredible resources aimed at supporting educators and providers serving children in need. To discuss other ways First Book supports schools and nonprofit partners, please email email@example.com.
Julye Williams leads resource development for First Book, creating research-based tools especially for our members in partnership with content experts and leading practitioners. We are proud that her discussion about The Trauma Toolkit was featured on The Leading Equity Podcast, which focuses on supporting educators in ensuring equity at their schools.