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New Orleans Trauma-Informed Learning Collaborative (2020). Covid-19 Teacher impacts and recommended school responses. Author: New Orleans, LA.

Overstreet, S., & the New Orleans Trauma-Informed Schools Learning Collaborative (2020).  COVID-19 recommended school responses to support teacher well-being.  Available at: https://5ef1df80-84a7-49be-a188-dc2a261bb9d5.filesusr.com/ugd/fc6e9a_cdd18a56c0534886828729e0b2fbef04.pdf

Simon, K., Compton, S., & Overstreet, S. (2020). The evolution of trauma-informed schools. In E. Rossen (Ed.).  Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-based Professionals. Oxford University Press. 

Wittich, C., Wogenrich, C., Overstreet, S., Baker, C. N., & the New Orleans Trauma-Informed Schools Learning Collaborative (2020).  Barriers and facilitators of the implementation of trauma-informed schoolsResearch and Practice in Schools7, 33 – 48.  



NOLA.com & The Times-Picayune (2019). The Children of Central City. Available at https://www.nola.com/children_of_central_city/.

McIntyre, E., Baker, C. N., Overstreet, S. & The New Orleans Trauma-Informed Schools Learning Collaborative (2019). Evaluating foundational professional development training for trauma-informed approaches in schools. Psychological Services16, 92 – 105. 



Chafouleas, S., Koriakin, T., Roundfield, K., & Overstreet, S. (2018). Addressing childhood trauma in school settings: A framework for evidence-based practiceSchool Mental Health, 11, 40 – 53.

Cross, M. (2018). Safe school NOLA offers hope to trauma-exposed students. https://news.tulane.edu/news/safe-schools-nola-offers-hope-trauma-exposed-students.

Times-Picayune Editorial Board. (2018). New Orleans children need their schools to help them with trauma. https://www.nola.com/opinions/article_2cc58a63-4549-5ad5-b9d8-03d9b6d9978d.html.



Falk, M., Troeh, E. & Walsh, T. (2017) Kids, trauma and New Orleans schools. New Orleans Public Radio. https://www.wwno.org/programs/kids-trauma-and-new-orleans-schools

Reckdahl, K. (2017). A new movement to treat troubled children as ‘sad not bad.’ The Hechinger Report. https://hechingerreport.org/a-new-movement-to-treat-troubled-children-as-sad-not-bad/.



Baker, C., Overstreet, S., & Whalen, K. (2016). Trauma 101: Preparing Your School for Trauma-Informed Service Delivery. NASP Podcast available at: http://apps.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/podcasts/podcast.aspx?id=209.

Chafouleas, S., Johnson, A., Overstreet, S., & Santos, N. (2016).  Toward a blueprint for trauma-informed service delivery in schoolsSchool Mental Health8, 144 – 162.

Danna, L., Gauthier, R., & Whalen, K.M. (2016).  Building collaborative partnerships for implementation of trauma-informed approaches in schools. Symposium presented at the National Association of Social Workers National Conference. Washington DC.

Danna, L. & Walker, D. (2016). Making Sense of the Buzz. What Does It Mean to be a Trauma-Informed System of Care? Presentation at the LSU School of Social Work Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.

Gunther, C, Richardson, L, and New Orleans Trauma-Informed Schools Learning Collaborative (2016). Trauma-Informed Schools: An Emerging Approach for Addressing Trauma and Preventing Violence. Presentation at 144th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.

McIntyre, E., Baker, C. N., Vanderburg, J., & Overstreet, S. (2016).  Variables Influencing School Staff Acceptability Ratings of Trauma-Informed Care. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

Overstreet, S. (2016). Bringing trauma-informed schools to life. Communique, 44. National Association of School Psychology: Bethesda, MD. 

Overstreet, S. (2016). Supporting traumatized youth and implementing trauma-informed care in schools. Traumatic Stress Institute webinar.

Overstreet, S., & Chafouleas, S. M. (2016). Trauma-informed schools: Introduction to the special issueSchool Mental Health, 8, 1 – 6.

Overstreet, S., & Danna, L. (2016). Creating Trauma-Informed Schools: A Case Study in Change. Presented at the UCLA/RAND Trauma-Informed Schools Summit. Santa Monica, CA.

Overstreet, S., Gunther, C., Danna, L., Carter, P., & Bell, P. (2016). Building partnerships to create trauma-informed schools. Invited featured session presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. New Orleans, LA.

Overstreet, S. and the New Orleans Trauma-Informed Care Learning Collaborative (2016). Creating Trauma-Informed Schools: A Case Study in Change. Presentation at the National Resilience Institute. Chicago, IL.

Overstreet, S., Whalen, K., & Baker, C. (2016). Preparing your school for trauma-informed service delivery. Invited documented session presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. New Orleans, LA.

Rossen, E., Bell, P., & Overstreet, S. (2016). Utilizing School Psychologists to Support Trauma Informed School Services. Symposium presented at the 2016 meeting of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education. Milwaukee, WI.



Overstreet, S. (2015). Establishing an evidence-based for trauma-informed schools: What are best practices? Invited talk at the School Mental Health Research Summit. New Orleans, LA.

Overstreet, S. (2015). Exposure to community violence: Implications for student adjustment, school-based practice, and professional training. George Washington University/National Association of School Psychology Public Policy Institute. Washington, DC.

Overstreet, S. (2015). Translating research on trauma into evidence-based practices: Creating trauma-informed schools. Paper symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association. Toronto, CA.

Overstreet, S., Whalen, K., Carter, P., Danna, L., Simon, K., & McIntyre, E. (2015, August). Creating trauma-informed schools: Rationale and best practices. Professional development curriculum provided to over 300 school personnel from 6 public schools.