Trauma-Informed Schools Professional Services

Monitoring Progress of Trauma Informed Practices

Audience

School Leaders and Trauma-Informed Practices (TIP) Team

Overview

Taking time to reflect, recalibrate, and renew midway through a school year is an important step to ensure you are making progress towards your strategic action plan goals, and, where you aren’t, to identify and address any barriers that are standing in the way. Your Kickboard Coach will guide your team through a specific process for reflecting on the alignment of school policy and practices with trauma-informed principles, and you will leave with a specific action plan for what adjustments you’ll make in order to ensure results in the second semester.

Challenges Addressed

  • Staff have encountered barriers to implementing certain trauma-informed practices
  • Original action plan goals need to be recalibrated based upon changes that have occurred in the first half of the school year
  • Implementation of trauma-informed practices have tapered off
  • Data-monitoring plan is not providing information needed to determine progress towards goals

Program Outcomes

  • Recalibration of strategic action plan goals and activities, if needed
  • Recalibration of data monitoring plan
  • Plan for addressing any barriers to which have been encountered when implementing trauma-informed practices
  • Renewed focus and motivation around trauma-informed practices

Format

Two 1 hour planning meetings (virtual)
Half-Day (3 hrs) in-person collaborative planning session

Kickboard has made a huge difference. We reduced disciplines by 44% in just 18 weeks. If I go to another campus and come back to ours, I can see and hear the difference. It’s so positive here and that’s changing the culture of our school. This not only improves students’ behavior but it improves their academic performance as well.
— KASIE JACKSON, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - DALLAS ISD