FCS 2018-19 Staff Perception of Trauma Informed Practices
Thank-you for taking the time to complete this survey. Please complete the survey from your perception of how you are understanding and applying trauma informed care. This data will be utilized to determine next steps for trauma informed care implementation as we continue to improve how we interact and respond to students who have adverse childhood experiences. Your honest opinions matter. Please do not respond to a survey item if it does not pertain to your job.
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I have an understanding of brain architecture and function and how fear and the stress response can take the thinking parts of the brain ‘off line’.
I have little to no knowledge
Advanced understanding positively impacts my interactions
I understand how students who have been exposed to violence and trauma may experience a chronically elevated stress response that has a negative cognitive and physical impact over time.
I have little to no knowledge
Advanced understanding positively impacts my interactions
I understand how my own background, including experiences of trauma and beliefs, influence how I interact with students and their caregivers.
I have little to no knowledge
Advanced understanding positively impacts my interactions
I have unconditional positive regard for students and their families, even when their actions might run contrary to my own beliefs.
I have little to no knowledge
Advanced understanding positively impacts my interactions
I understand how experiences/trauma may influence how students and their families respond to me and the school.
I have little to no knowledge
Advanced understanding positively impacts my interactions
Experiencing truama may impact student learning and behavior (shutting down, refusal to work, acting out); therefore, I respond calmly and do not take the behaviors personally.
I have little to no knowledge
Advanced understanding positively impacts my interactions
I understand how multiculturalism, poverty, and trauma may impact a student's educational experience.
I have little to no knowledge
Advanced understanding positively impacts my interactions
I understand that students are NOT always in control of their behavior. It may not be a matter of choice, but more about their skills or ability (or lack of) to regulate their emotions and perceptions of safety.
I have little to no knowledge
Advanced understanding impacts my interactions
I identify and manage physical and emotional safety to minimize perceived threats for all students.
Not doing this
Fully implemented
I identify when I am too stressed to continue working with a student.
Not doing this
Fully implemented
I use healthy strategies to keep myself calm and take good care of myself both on site and away from the work environment.
Not doing this
Fully implemented
I focus primarily on student strengths rather than weaknesses and have high expectations for student achievement.
Not doing this
Fully implemented
I communicate and collaborate with parent/guardians to provide supports to students who have experienced trauma.
Not doing this
Fully implemented
I establish predictable routines and inform students of change to promote feelings of safety.
Not doing this
Fully implemented
I use self-regulation/calming strategies (social-emotional learning, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, sensory items) with classroom instruction or during my job duties to support students.
Not doing this
Fully implemented
I implement PBIS strategies with fidelity.
Not doing this
Fully implemented
I consider the impact of childhood trauma on student learning and behavior during the RTI process (RTI meeting discussions and intervention implementation).
Not doing this
Fully implemented
I regularly evaluate myself and my work space when I work with students for things that may trigger a reaction/stress response (for example, unexpected / loud noises, tone of voice, body language).
Not doing this
Fully implemented
I regularly solicit feedback from students on how to increase a sense of safety.
Not doing this
Fully Implemented
Students who may have experienced trauma often have negative belief systems about themselves; therefore, I empower students by giving them voice and choice (for example, giving the student options and listening to their opinions).
I have little to no knowledge
Advanced understanding positively impacts my interactions
I understand how my responses to behavior may inadvertently re-traumatize a student.
I have little to no knowledge
Advanced understanding positively impacts my interactions
I support coworkers to prevent burnout and improve morale in my school.
Not doing this
Fully implemented
I develop positive relationships based on care, trust, and respect with the intention of helping students overcome adversity.
Not doing this
Fully implemented
I believe the district/coworkers support me in dealing with work related stress.
Not doing this
Fully implemented
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