For Educators and Schools
Trauma Smart Schools Program
Trauma SMART schools are student centred and recognise that emotional intelligence and social-emotional skills are the foundation for improved academic outcomes and resiliency. Evidence shows that if a brain has been affected by early trauma or prolonged stress, particularly during the sensitive periods of development, the wiring of the brain and nervous system can be affected. This faulty wiring of the lower subcortical parts of the brain drives behaviour, the ability to navigate relationships, the ability to learn and remember, the ability to focus and pay attention, responses to stress and self-concept.
Building Better Brains Australia’s Trauma Smart Classrooms Program aims to change these statistics through evidenced based education and support for the entire school community – teachers, parents and the children themselves. We are stronger together!