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Green Tree Trauma Services

Trauma Informed

Trauma Informed Approach

A trauma-informed approach shifts the focus from what the behavior of concern is to why it is occurring. Applying a trauma-informed approach at Green Tree School includes recognizing the negative impact trauma has in all areas of an individual’s life and developing responses to behaviors of concern which are focused on collaboration with the student to determine the root cause of the behavior.

We promote trauma-informed care through:

  • Warning students of potential surprises or changes in routine
  • Utilizing verbal, written and pictorial directions
  • Developing connection routines with each student (a special handshake or high-five)
  • Empowering students to have control in choices when possible
  • Practicing transitions
  • Celebrating positive behaviors
  • Seeking solutions instead of consequences
  • Promoting a schoolwide culture of SHINE (Safety, Humanity, Integrity, Nurturing, Excellence)
  • Creating short-term, attainable goals
  • Encouraging students to teach others what they know
  • Intervening in crisis situations
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