School-Based Trauma Interventions: Review of Current Literature With COVID-19 Considerations

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the importance of adapting trauma-based interventions within schools to increase access to care, with a particular focus on underserved communities.
  2. gain knowledge regarding the benefits, considerations, and feasibility of implementing trauma-informed intervention within their own schools/practice.
  3. apply current literature for long-term mental health support for students who have experienced trauma, with additional implications for COVID-19.


The effects of childhood trauma create pervasive psychological, physical, and developmental impacts during school-age years and throughout adulthood. This literature review examines current research addressing school-based adaptations for trauma-informed interventions, with considerations for potential COVID-19 stressors. Attendees will learn the foundations of childhood trauma, as well as interventions school psychologists can utilize and advocate for within the field.



Mary E. Moody, University of Florida
Liliana L. Acosta, University of Florida
Teresa M. Goff, University of Florida
Diana Joyce Beaulieu, University of Florida

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