The Trauma-Informed School is an all-inclusive guide designed to give school administrators of any school (elementary, middle or high school), step-by-step instructions on how to turn a school of any size into a trauma-informed school. With over 250 pages of content, this guide gives you the protocols you need along with a link to download all the documents needed for a successful implementation.

This well written and well-organized guide was developed from the vast experience of a nationally recognized retired school principal and school consultant (Jim Sporleder) and a nationally recognized trauma expert (Heather T. Forbes, LCSW). The combined work of these two authors is a winning combination that will equip and empower you to become
a trailblazer in the area of trauma-informed education


“Trauma-informed practices, as presented in this comprehensive guide, have led to a major paradigm shift here in our Menominee Nation. Implementing these strategies have helped our school district and tribal community ‘educate the whole child’ which should be a moral imperative for all schools in our country.”

Wendell Waukau (member of the Menominee Nation), Superintendent

Menominee Indian School District (MISD)

“After reading The Trauma-Informed School, I was inspired. It is very well thought out and easy to read. As an educator, the strategies listed in this book are clearly outlined and easy to implement into any classroom, leaving lifelong transformations as well as offering hope to children where hope seems impossible.”

Jodi Grove, Teacher

“Our traditional model is NOT working. In this guide, Jim and Heather transform the most current brain science into an approach that gets results. Their work challenges us to rethink what works best for student discipline, proving that accountability and compassion can co-exist
with authentic and amazing results.”

Salvatore Cassaro, Director of Secondary Programs

Bend - La Pine Schools

“With The Trauma-Informed School, Jim Sporleder and Heather Forbes have written a practical, hands-on guide that is an invaluable resource for our teachers and educational support professionals. The Illinois Education Association offers sincere thanks to the authors for assisting us as we move forward in our commitment to helping our students overcome ACEs and the other obstacles that impede learning and student success.”

Audrey Soglin, Executive Director

Illinois Education Association

“A powerful tool for school administrators! I have attended trauma-informed conferences all around the country and I have heard administrators clamoring for more strategies. This guide delivers! It is packed with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and engaging real life stories of implementation. Exceptional content!”


Rick Griffin, Executive Director

Jubilee Leadership Academy

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