International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies
According to recent data, over 34 million students have experienced at least one or more types of serious childhood trauma. As a result, current and prospective school leaders urgently need to develop trauma-driven skills and abilities in order to create safe schools for all students and raise academic outcomes. This teaching case study raises issues related to trauma experienced among students and its impact on students and school improvement. The author discusses one case in a fictitious district that is representative of the kind of traumas many other American schools face. I also provide additional resources for practitioners.
Educational leadership, trauma informed leadership, trauma-savvy practices, PK-12 education
Brion, Corinne, "Trauma-Informed Leadership" (2021). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 257.