Trauma-Informed Assessment in Schools: Considerations, Challenges, and Conundrums (LS015)

Thursday, February 25, 2021
2:45 PM–3:45 PM

  • PMD: 1,4

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify existing trauma screening and assessment measures.
  2. describe strategies that support emotionally and physically safe school environments, taking into consideration the needs of minoritized populations.
  3. describe critical considerations in trauma-informed approaches.


Youth experiencing trauma are at an increased risk of negative outcomes. Trauma-informed assessment may help schools provide support; however, current measures have limitations. To guide trauma-informed efforts, this session will review assessment measures, identify strategies in selection, and describe critical considerations in trauma-informed approaches.



Katie Eklund, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sandra M. Chafouleas, University of Connecticut

Letter to Supervisor

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Preliminary Brochure

Share our NASP 2021 preliminary brochure with your supervisor along with the above letter.