The Trauma-Informed Schools Learning Network for Girls of Color (Learning Network) evolved from an event that the Center on Poverty and Inequality co-hosted with the White House Council on Women and Girls in September 2016, “Trauma-Informed Approaches in School: Supporting Girls of Color and Rethinking Discipline.”

During this event, attendees and presenters expressed interest in access to a secure space designed to provide learning opportunities for school systems about trauma unique to girls of color, innovative intervention and prevention strategies that make classrooms and learning more accessible to girls of color, and peer-to-peer communication.

The Learning Network’s content is guided by a youth advisory committee comprised of girls of color, and a steering committee comprised of professionals with expertise in trauma-informed learning and/or issues relating to race, ethnicity, and gender.

The Learning Network gladly provides the public with access to general resources relevant to trauma-informed approaches to girls of color in schools. To get access to the most up-to-date resources, please join the Learning Network.