Implementing Trauma-Informed Practices in Rural Schools: A Research Brief

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A substantial proportion of U.S. K-12 students live in rural areas. Given the unique challenges (e.g., lack of access to behavioral health services), assets (e.g., community involvement) and the variation in geography, economy, and culture of rural school communities, TI approaches need to be tailored to such contexts. This brief incorporates research and practice to provide guidance to school, district, and state leaders to facilitate TI implementation by considering various strategies, or to strengthen existing TI practices in rural school communities.