About TISE

TISE is designed to teach K–12 teachers about how trauma can affect students and how they can effectively support students after stressful and traumatic experiences. TISE uses a strength-based and relational lens that highlights students’ resilience and promotes school connectedness and belonging.

TISE is available both online and in person.

Developed through an academic-community partnership, TISE draws from existing evidence around trauma-informed, evidence-based approaches as well as the real-world realities of K–12 teachers. A preliminary evaluation of the in-person TISE training found that the curriculum improved educators’ knowledge about trauma and increased their confidence engaging with students affected by trauma. Among the trainees, 98% indicated that they would recommend the curriculum to a colleague. An evaluation of the online TISE training is currently underway.

The online TISE curriculum includes eight modules that provide concrete strategies that help educators support students in more trauma-responsive ways, such as by fostering a trauma-sensitive classroom climate, communicating with students about trauma, de-escalating disruptive incidents, and fostering trauma responsiveness throughout the school community. The curriculum takes approximately 2 hours to complete. The course can be taken at each user’s pace and picks up wherever a user left off.

No prior training is required to take the TISE course. The TISE curriculum is appropriate for any adult who interacts with students on a school campus.

Live TISE training with faculty from the Center is available for schools and districts. TISE coaching for school counselors and MTSS teams is also available. To learn more about our trainings, read our Training Menu. Email us for information about scheduling a live training or coaching session. 

Access TISE

TISE accounts provide access to the online course. Fees cover server and technical support costs and are not used for profit. 

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