New Trauma-Skilled Schools Model
The National Dropout Prevention Center releases new publication, Improving School Outcomes For Trauma-Impacted Students with Introduction by Dr. Bill Daggett and Ray McNulty.
Learn about the National Dropout Prevention Center Trauma-Skilled Schools Model and contact the National Dropout Prevention Center for assistance.
Access the video of National Dropout Prevention Center Director Dr. Sandy Addis testifying to the South Carolina House Education Committee on School Climate and Safety.
Trauma-Skilled Specialist Certification Program
The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC), announces the Trauma-Skilled Specialist Certification program. This program addresses the growing need for educators to adopt specific action steps that will increase the opportunities for trauma-impacted and stressed students to succeed and graduate.
Press Release : Trauma-Skilled Certification Programs Announced by National Dropout Prevention Center
Video : Dr. Sandy Addis presents the Trauma-Skilled Schools Schools Model presented to the SC House Education Committee on School Climate and Safety.
Solutions to the Dropout Crisis
Grant Project Components
The National Dropout Prevention Center offers a variety of cost-effective project components and supports that can be written into grants to strengthen your proposal, increase the likelihood of project success, and achieve long-term sustainability beyond grant funding. Review our list of grant project components or contact the National Dropout Prevention Center for assistance.
Model Programs for Grants
The National Dropout Prevention Center's (NDPC's) Model Programs Database provides proven interventions for replication and inclusion in dropout prevention and school improvement grants. Proposals that replicate NDPC Model Programs are competitive and have high likelihood of achieving desired student outcomes. Visit the Model Programs Database or contact the National Dropout Prevention Center for assistance.
Position Papers on School Dropout Prevention Research to Practice Recommendations
Why Do Students Drop Out
Several large longitudinal studies include questions asked of high school dropouts related to reasons for dropping out of school.
See some of the most frequent reasons reported over the last several decades in this NDPC article.
Meet America's Certified Dropout Prevention Specialists
Join the growing number of practitioners who are Certified National Dropout Prevention Specialists by enrolling in the National Dropout Prevention Specialist (NDPS) Certification Program for educators and at-risk youth workers. Certified Dropout Prevention Specialists complete a professional learning program founded in the Center's 15 Effective Dropout Prevention Strategies, document their experience by completion of a job-embedded field project, and serve as a national resource for others who work with at-risk youth.
Trauma-Skilled Certification Programs Announced by National Dropout Prevention Center
Trauma-Skilled Specialist Certification and Trauma-Skilled School Certification Address Skills Gap Anderson, SC—(April 23, 2019)—The National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC), a division of Successful Practices Network, announces two new certification programs, the Trauma-Skilled Specialist Certification for individual educators and the Trauma-Skilled School Certification for schools and/or school districts. Both programs address the growing need for educators and… Read more »
National Dropout Prevention Center to Host 1st Annual National Trauma-Skilled Schools Conference
National Dropout Prevention Center to Host 1st Annual National Trauma-Skilled Schools Conference Conference Designed to Move Educators’ Trauma Initiatives from Knowledge to Skill ANDERSON, S.C., April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The National Dropout Prevention Center, a division of Successful Practices Network, announces the 1st Annual National Trauma-Skilled Schools Conference on June 23-26, 2019, at the Orlando-Lake… Read more »
Research-Based Trauma-Skilled Schools Model Jointly Released by Two National Organizations
Research-Based Trauma-Skilled Schools Model Jointly Released by Two National Organizations Model Addresses Strong Links Between Childhood Trauma, School Violence, Truancy, Low Grades, and Dropping Out of School Anderson, SC (October 24, 2018)—In response to an alarming rise in the number of students who have experienced trauma and mental health issues and who do not succeed… Read more »
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Davidson River School Starting New ‘Trauma’ Program – Transylvania County, NC
For the new school year, Davidson River Principal Barbara Grimm is promoting a program she believes will increase graduation rates and test scores and, ultimately, heal trauma.
Grimm presented details about the program, “Trauma-Skilled School Model,” during the Transylvania County Board of Education’s meeting Monday night.
The program, according to Grimm, teaches school faculty and staff to use the same language and approach when it comes to getting their students on the path toward academic success.
“We know that one out of every four children attending school has been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and/or behavior,” said Grimm. “We believe strongly that 100 percent of Davidson River kids have faced some manner of trauma.”
Grimm said introducing the model at DRS came from working with the National Drop Out Prevention Center, and it hinges on the idea that working to improve test grades and dropout rates cannot be done without first working with students to heal trauma (which has a large impact on learning) and build resilience to it.
Adopting the program will involve a two-year process of training school personnel and reorganizing curricula to address students’ needs. Grimm said that funding to adopt this model has already been secured through grants.
BKW to learn trauma skills and to help unprepared students
BERNE — Berne-Knox-Westerlo will be working with two national organizations to become “trauma-skilled” as a school district, and to identify and help students most at risk for absenteeism and being unprepared for college.
BKW will work with the National Dropout Prevention Center over the next two years to train a team of staff members in “trauma-responsive skills,” Superintendent Timothy Mundell told the school board last week. The team’s training will then be applied across the district in a program that has been used in schools throughout the nation.