Relationships, Connection, and Learning: Providing for Student Social and Emotional Needs in the Pandemic Era
This research brief provides background and resources for applying Social-Emotional Learning, Trauma-Informed Care, and Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Teaching approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the most vulnerable students.
Targeting the Mental Health Needs of Students: Identifying Training and Interventions for District Implementation
This literature review investigates the challenging mental health needs that teachers encounter in the classroom, specifically in elementary education. The report also provides a review of training and intervention strategies and tools for implementation as well as recommendations for practice.
Trauma and Teaching: Methods for Supporting Teachers and Students
This literature review defined terms associated with trauma, explored the academic impact of trauma on students, and identified research-based strategies for best supporting students. Subsequently, the report summarized the limited research on teachers and trauma and described research outside the field of education, providing a lens to potential support structures that can also help teachers.
Supporting LGBTQ Students
The purpose of this report was to identify best practices for supporting LGBTQ youth in schools, including defining terminology, exploring current disparities of LGBTQ youth, and recommendations regarding programs and curriculum that can be implemented to best serve the needs of LGBTQ students.
Serving Foster and Homeless Students
This literature review defined homelessness, identified support programs required by law, looked closer at the population of homelessness nationwide and in homeless students in Oregon, analyzed the impact homelessness has on students, and discussed additional support teachers and educational staff can use to aid homeless students’ success. This research can help schools better serve their foster and homeless student populations.
Trauma at the Elementary Level
This report examines the impacts of trauma on students, specifically students at the elementary level, and the teachers that give them support. Student stressors and community issues related to those stressors are investigated. Also, research-based student-support and teacher-support strategies are explored.