State law encourages districts to provide professional development for school personnel on trauma-informed practices.
Georgia Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)
This page provides information recommended resources for training on trauma-informed practices, including training through the Child Welfare Training Collaborative (CWTC) in partnership with Georgia State University Professional Excellence Program and Trauma-Sensitive Schools Learning Modules which are available to Georgia educators with permission from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction Initiative.
Official Code of Georgia Annotated 20-2-690.2. Establishment of student attendance protocol committee; membership and protocol; summary of penalties for failure to comply; reporting
(f) The committee shall review and make recommendations for policies relating to school climate for the purpose of promoting positive gains in student achievement scores, student and teacher morale, community support, and student and teacher attendance, while decreasing student suspensions, expulsions, dropouts, and other negative aspects of the total school environment. Such review may include school climate ratings established pursuant to Code Section 20-14-33 for each school in the county school system and any independent school systems, if applicable. The committee may review, if available, nonidentifying data from student health surveys, data on environmental and behavioral indicators, data on student behavioral and school-based reactions, and teacher and parent survey instruments. The committee may recommend the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports and response to intervention, trauma informed care training, and the optimization of local resources through voluntary community, student, teacher, administrator, and other school personnel participation.