As a student, trauma can impact every aspect of your life. It can make it hard to concentrate in class, keep you up at night worrying about when you will see your friends again, and cause you to experience panic attacks whenever you hear sirens. Most importantly, the effects of trauma can be long-lasting and leave an individual feeling unable to cope with their daily lives. This is why we need trauma-informed practices in our schools so that students have a safe space where they feel heard and supported. Students who have experienced traumatic events are often unable to access school resources as well as other programs because of their triggers resulting from past experiences. The below practices help schools become more trauma informed and better serve their students.