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Multi-tiered Systems of Support is a best practice framework that encompasses supports for the whole child, and takes into account academics, behavior, and social/emotional supports. MTSS is an umbrella term use to describe practices in your school, including, RtI and PBIS, however it is not limited to these two supports. The Texas Education Agency provides an excellent Q&A here that helps to describe what MTSS is and isn't.
Intervention Central: MTSS
TEA Support Guidance
Trauma-Informed Care is an approach, based on knowledge of the impact of trauma, aimed at ensuring environment and services are welcoming and engaging for students and staff. Studies now show that nearly every school has children who have been exposed to overwhelming experiences, such as witnessing violence between their caretakers, being the direct targets of abuse, and other kinds of adversity that considerably impacts learning.
Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs)
American School Counselors Association
National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resources
National Child Traumatic Stress Network Courses
Restorative practices is a social science that studies how to build social capital and achieve social discipline through participatory learning and decision making. Restorative practice seeks to repair relationships. Restorative practice is a strategy that seeks to repair relationships that have been damaged, including those damaged through bullying. It does this by bringing about a sense of remorse and restorative action on the part of the offender and forgiveness by the victim.
TEA Guidance from The Commissioner
The Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue
Restorative Practices in Texas
Punitive or Restorative: The Choice is Yours
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Five Core Competencies:
TASB Required School District Training 2020-2021
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