Special Education M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Strand, Charles


Teachers are seeing more and more students who are going through traumatic life events. These events are affecting their developing brain, school behavior and academic success. These events are having a secondary effect on teachers, creating burnout and secondary trauma. Teachers are becoming overwhelmed with their students academic needs and behavioral supports to make them more successful in school. School administrations are trying to find proper supports for all students in the classroom while providing teachers with meaningful professional development strategies. These strategies involve schools transitioning to a trauma-informed environment where students and teachers feel supportive and successful. The following literature review focuses on trauma in schools, the supports teachers need to service their students and the interventions that have worked for teachers and schools.

Degree Name

Special Education M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis