Trauma Smart Schools – Educator Capacity Building (Primary Schools)
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 Schools Program aims to change these statistics through evidenced-based education and a toolbox of support strategies for the entire school community – teachers, parents, and the children themselves.
The program will cover essential neuroscience and provide practical classroom, home, and personal strategies to help your school build a sustainable, trauma-informed community.