Case Study

Developing Teachers’ Abilities to Create Trauma-Informed Classrooms and Teach Psychological Resilience-Building Using Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches

This case study was collected as part of Teachers in Crisis Contexts (TiCC) Event Series to share compelling examples of programs and practices that positively influence improvements in teachers’ work conditions and teaching practice. For more case studies, click here.


Our theory of change is that educators who are able to understand their own mental health needs and who have been trained in evidence-based psychological approaches which support positive mental health can be effective educators of these skills for youth. educators. This project, sought to teach life skills facilitators, TVET instructors, and mobile teachers key foundational psychological skills to support both their own and their students’ mental and emotional health. A training-of-trainers program was developed to build educators’ skills in trauma-informed, evidence-informed mental health interventions including positive coping skill activities and resilience-building approaches.

Resource Info


Published by

Education Development Center (EDC)

Authored by

Heidi Kar, PhD, MHS


Teacher Wellbeing
Teacher Professional Development
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

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