Why be trauma informed in schools? Schools, like families, can be protective or can exacerbate a student’s felt sense of danger or life-threat. The relationships and opportunities that are available to students in their many years of schooling can change lives for the better and sometimes, unfortunately, for the worse. Establishing a culture of inclusivity and safety is essential for some students but good for all students.
Belong is a section 23 classroom, which means that it is an Education and Community Partnership Program for students who can’t access education in a regular classroom setting. Belong was developed specifically for students who have challenging behaviour reflecting underlying attachment and trauma difficulties.