Legal Matters: Trauma: Define, Identify, and Respond

By Maryam T. Brotine

Further Reading & Resources:
Whole Child Task Force Final Report, ISBE Whole Child Task Force (March 15, 2022).

Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education by Alex Shevrin Venet, available at and
Center for Childhood Resilience, Virtual Learning Community.
Action Plan to Address Childhood Adversity in Illinois, Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative (May 25, 2021).
The TREP Project (Trauma Responsive Educational Practices).
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.


Student-Athlete Concussions: Policy, Protocol, and Play

By Dan Naumovich

Further Reading & Resources:
IASB Checklist for Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act (revised April 2022).
IHSA Concussion Management


Practical PR: Extracurriculars: An Important ‘Extra’

By Denise Barr

“Beyond the Classroom” video with a spotlight on extracurricular clubs and activities at Hannah Beardsley Middle School.