Because we see each child as an individual that has different needs, and therefore needs different supports, we might use one of many interventions that are consistent with the trauma-informed mindset.
- Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) – Designed for children of all ages who struggle in the school environment, TBRI focuses on developing trust between the student and loving adults, who, once the trust is earned, can provide practical tools to help the student reach their highest potential.
- Growth Mindset – With such a mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.
- Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) – A school-wide and classroom matrix of expected behaviors help give students clear boundaries and desirable expectations.
- Social Thinking – The process of interpreting information to better understand and respond to another person’s experience. By understanding the thoughts, actions, emotions, beliefs, intentions, and knowledge of another person, individuals are better able to engage and share space with them.
- The work of Mona Delahooke in Beyond Behaviors – Misbehavior is very often the body’s response to stress and not intentional. Individual differences make a world of difference to the strategies and responses that will be useful in helping a child. One size can never fit all when it comes to knowing how to respond to, and what to expect from, a challenging young human being.