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Education Resources


PACEs in Education Resources

Many schools across the country are shifting towards creating healing-centered and trauma-informed systems that better support the well-being of staff, students, and caregivers. This shift leads to better attendance, less punitive and exclusionary discipline, a more positive school culture, and ultimately better academic outcomes. Want to learn more about the how, what, and why of trauma-informed schools? Join the PACEs in Education community where we post free and paid workshops events. You can reach out via email for tailored support specific to your needs.


  1. Connections Over Compliance: Rewiring Our Perceptions of Discipline by Lori L. Desaultels, PhD
  2. Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education by Alex Shevrin Venet
    Learn more on this Unconditional Learning blog post.
  3. Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by Kristin Van Marter Souers and Pete Hall
  4. Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress by Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, and Judie Haynes
  5. Teaching and Supporting Students Living with Adversity (Quick Reference Guide) by Debbie Zacarian and Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz

Articles and Websites

  1. 5 Strategies for Developing a School-Wide Culture of Healing by Nimah Gobir at KQED
  2. Healing-Centered Schools: A Community-Led Approach to Creating Safe and Healing School Environments by RISE
  3. How Trauma-Informed Are We, Really? by Paul Gorski at ACSD
  4. Supporting Trauma-Informed Schools to Keep Students in the Classroom: A Focus on Trauma-Informed Practices by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  5. Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools Toolkit by the National Center for School Safety

Videos and Documentaries

  1. Making Students Feel Safe by Edutopia
  2. Paper Tigers: Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of a high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affects families.
  3. Why We Need Trauma-Sensitive Schools by Trauma Sensitive Schools