Many schools are preparing to support students’ social and emotional needs in new ways when they return to school next fall. Read on about an exciting opportunity to partner with the National Native Children’s Trauma Center and participate in training and implementation of a tier one curriculum for trauma and resiliency in schools. Trainings will take place this summer and early fall for implementation in the 2021-22 school year. The curriculum is best connected to the work of classroom educators, school counselors, school social workers, and other similarly placed staff who would implement the curriculum as part of their tier one supports for students. There is no clinical or mental health training required to be able to implement the curriculum.
Washington educators have the opportunity to pilot a new curriculum to support all students’ ability to cope with stress, traumatic stress, and loss, while fostering hope and building skills that promote healing and resilience. Bounce Back for Classrooms (Grades 2-5) and Students Trauma and Resiliency (STAR) (Grades 6-12) are founded upon the evidence-based therapeutic Bounce Back and CBITS programs.
The curricula have been developed by education and mental health professionals at the National Native Children’s Trauma Center (NNCTC) at the University of Montana. NNCTC will provide training and technical assistance to educators interested in piloting the curricula. This opportunity is appropriate for any school staff who provides tier one/universal supports for students – classroom educators, schoolwide student support staff, and paraprofessionals with familiarity with trauma-informed practices and systems.
More information about the trainings and the requirements of pilot sites can be found in the pilot information documents:
Bounce Back for Classrooms Information (Grades 2-5)
Students Trauma and Resiliency (STAR) Information (Grades 6-12)
After reading the informational documents, we hope you’ll be interested in joining the training and implementation of a curriculum. Each individual educator who’s interested in joining the pilot should answer the survey for the curriculum that fits their grade level. Potential dates for training are also listed in the surveys. Final dates will be scheduled based on interest and will be set by early June.
Grades 2-5: Bounce Back for Classrooms Sign-up Survey
Grades 6-12: Students' Trauma & Resiliency Sign-up Survey
This tier one opportunity is based on the tier 2 and tier 3 CBITS, Bounce Back, and SSET programs. For school staff looking for tier two or tier three supports for students who have experienced trauma, these programs have separately-available free training online:CBITS (Secondary Tier 2/3 Support, therapeutic/clinical approach)Bounce Back (Elementary Tier 2/3 Support, therapeutic/clinical approach)SSET (Ages 10-14, Teachers and School Counselors, non-clinical)
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