What are next steps for the school system in trauma-informed practice? Staff and teachers
from more than 200 schools in Philadelphia have participated in trainings related to trauma-
informed practice. To investigate the impact of that training, and next steps to support
school staff in adopting effective trauma-informed solutions, a subcommittee of the
Workforce Development Workgroup explored the opportunity for focus groups with faculty and staff of the
Philadelphia School District to better understand facilitators and barriers to implementing
trauma-informed practice in the classroom.