WSU Child and Family Research Unit

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Below are examples of supplemental program materials used in CLEAR program delivery

CLEAR Action Model

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Attunemen...ip Sheet

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Attunemen...eference

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CLEAR Pro...Brochure

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CLEAR Pro... Modules

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CLEAR Cou...Contacts

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CLEAR Evaluation Highlights

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Other Trauma-Informed CAFRU Reports

CAFRU Reports.pdf

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As a part of WSU Extension, the Child and Family Research Unit (CAFRU) works with community allies to promote health and wellness for underserved and at-risk populations through research, community development, and education.

While we work with a range of challenges facing families and communities, our principal focus is on working with community systems to address the public health challenge of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and resulting trauma. Specifically, we focus on how systems help individuals of all ages build resilience and recover from adversity.

Understanding that high levels of ACE exposure in the general population is common, we have found addressing trauma from ACEs to be a powerful strategy that can improve services in any system with the mission of supporting health and wellbeing in children and adults.

We have developed an extensive body of work addressing the public health consequences of complex trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and resulting trauma. Our work in developing models to address trauma is focused on the successes of children, families, and community programs confronted by adversity.

Through a variety of training and consultation methods, Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resilience (CLEAR) consultants partner with schools and communities in the promotion of trauma-informed practices aimed at professionals’ ability to enhance healthy student development and academic success.

Significant content in CLEAR is an adaption of concepts from the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (ARC) Framework.

Our Category II NCTSN grant supporting CLEAR has two principal goals. First, we will collaboratively develop five CLEAR regional partner centers nationally. Experienced CLEAR coaches will work with partner centers to have the partner centers become independent regional providers of CLEAR. Second, we will use broad-based trauma informed schools trainings in the identified regions to support the adoption of NCTSN products in schools and develop a national social network of educators promoting the adoption of trauma informed practices in schools.

Community and Trauma-Informed Processes Highlighted by ACEs Connection

CAFRU’s trauma-informed professional development model,  CLEAR,  and CAFRU’s Assistant Director, Natalie Turner, PhD., have been highlighted in recent articles published in ACEs Connection.

CLEAR Schools Highlighted in the Juneau Empire

The CAFRU-developed Collaborative Learning for Education Achievement and Resilience (CLEAR) model was featured in the Juneau Empire. The CLEAR model partners with education systems to create and sustain trauma–informed models of practice through staff development, consultation, and support. CAFRU Assistant Director Dr. Natalie Turner and CAFRU Project Associate Jen Moore are working to implement CLEAR in three participating Juneau schools. Read the full Juneau Empire article here (.pdf)

What a Shared Trauma Meant for my School: School Principal Tracey Franke from Darrington, WA, discusses shared trauma and CLEAR in recent Education Week Article

Principal Tracey Franke discusses how a natural disaster impacted her community. With limited resources, Darrington struggled to find services to support the community at large. She discusses how the students and staff experienced both primary and secondary traumatic effects. One resource that Darrington School district received was from the CLEAR training model from the Child and Family Research Unit at the WSU Extension in Spokane, WA. Read the full article here (.pdf)

Natalie Turner featured in the Seattle Times article “You are more than your mistakes’: Teachers get at roots of bad behavior”

Work conducted by the Child and Family Research Unit has been highlighted in the Seattle Times. Collaborative Learning for Educational Achievement and Resilience, also known as CLEAR, is a partnership with education systems to create and sustain trauma-informed models of practice. CLEAR is a three-to-four-year systems change process that targets individual professional practice of classroom teachers and school system staff to address culture and policies to support integration of trauma informed practices into the school environment. Read the full article here (.pdf)

Contact Info

Child and Family Research Unit
412 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202
509-358-7640
cafru.info@wsu.edu
https://extension.wsu.edu/cafru