Resource list -- Advocacy

Fix School Discipline, CA, USA
Description: Fix School Discipline, a project of Public Counsel, provides online downloadable toolkits for community members and administrators to help implement effective alternatives to harsh discipline in school districts or schools. It offers and archives webinars about practices and tools. It keeps tabs on the latest research and news, and keeps a regular blog. 

Public Counsel, CA, USA
Description:  Filed Peter P. v. Compton Unified School District in Los Angeles on behalf of a class of students and three teachers to force Compton Unified School District in California to incorporate proven practices that address the barriers to learning caused by trauma. Founded in 1970, Public Counsel is the nation's largest public-interest, pro-bono law firm. 

Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, MA, USA
Description: TLPI's mission is to ensure that children impacted by family violence and other adverse childhood experiences succeed in school. To achieve this mission, TLPI advocates for trauma-sensitive schools where school-wide trauma sensitivity is a regular part of how a safe and supportive school is run. TLPI works directly in schools to help them become trauma sensitive, providing training or technical assistance. Includes information about and link to the handbooks, Helping Traumatized Children Learn, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

Ages: K-12

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