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

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • 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


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