Innovative Support for Building Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms
A first-of-its-kind app, Noni™ supports preschool, pre-K, and elementary school teachers working with children who have been impacted by trauma. Noni provides real-time support to help teachers build trauma-sensitive classrooms and understand, manage, and predict dysregulated child behaviors that stem from exposure to toxic stress and ACEs.
With Noni, teachers will have
- relationship-based whole-class support, along with individualized plans for children who need them;
- immediate, in-the-moment guidance for moments of heightened classroom stress;
- a robust library of video, audio, and text-based opportunities to support their professional learning—with a focus on trauma, ACEs, dysregulated behaviors, and the importance of relationship-building in working with trauma-impacted children;
- support for working with families as partners in healing from trauma; and
- resources that support them in prioritizing their own self-care and mental wellness.
Noni includes a digital coaching app and a complementary collection of classroom teaching resources.
- The Noni App - Powered by a robust recommendation engine that is responsive to teacher input, the Noni app provides in-the-moment coaching, guidance, and support to help teachers understand, manage, and even predict and plan for dysregulated behaviors that stem from exposure to trauma and toxic stress.
- Practitioner’s Guide - The Power of Relationships provides an in-depth look at each of the critical aspects of supporting trauma-impacted young children. With information about the science behind the brain’s response to stress and the importance of building a supportive classroom environment in which all children feel safe, secure, and valued, this knowledge-building resource will help teachers feel confident as they create relationship-focused, trauma-sensitive learning environments.
- Self-Care Cards - 75 personal self-care cards describe practices that teachers can quickly and easily implement to help them manage their own stress levels and pay attention to their own mental well-being. This is particularly critical for teachers who are working with trauma-impacted children, which can take a significant emotional, mental, and even physical toll on a teacher.
- Teaching Practice Cards - 55 weekly teaching practice cards outline small but intentional changes or “micro-practices” that support the teacher in creating a relationship-centered, trauma-sensitive learning environment where children feel safe and where resilience is fostered.
- Teacher Reflection Journal - Designed to support teachers in their end-of-day, end-of-week, or just occasional practice of reflecting on their interactions with children, the journal supports intentional practice—a critical component of teaching and caring for children who have been impacted by trauma.
- Professional Development - A robust resource library within the Noni app contains short, on-demand video, audio, and text-based opportunities for professional learning—with a focus on understanding trauma and ACEs, dysregulated behaviors, and the importance of relationship-building in working with trauma-impacted children.
To learn more about Noni, click here.