This ebooklet provides a brief overview of the various issues that may present when working with these children and a range of strategies teachers and other school professionals can use to assist the child in the classroom. Relevant strategies can also be easily adapted to be included in student’s Individual Learning Plans and in the recommendations section of psychologist’s reports.

These strategies are designed for use with students in primary and junior secondary schools.

  • General recommendations
  • Ensure the child feels safe in the classroom
  • Increase support for the child at school
  • If the child tells you about the traumatic event
  • Increase the child's ability to cope independently in the classroom
  • Behaviour management and discipline
  • If the child exhibits agitated behaviour, irritability or anger outbursts