Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2023

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Denise Soares

Second Advisor

Tom Brady

Third Advisor

Joshua Eyler

Relational Format



This thesis aims to introduce educators to trauma-informed teaching practices for Indigenous children. Due to generational trauma, adultification, and other issues Indigenous children face, it is imperative to find strategies that educators can use to combat trauma-based behaviors that take place in the classroom. While there is a lot of research on the generational trauma that Indigenous children face, there is no connection to having it manifest in the classroom. Through a review of interviews, literature, and research, it was found that practices like restorative justice, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and activities like the Blanket Exercise by Kairos are all trauma-informed strategies that can serve Indigenous children in the classroom setting. By having teachers implement these practices, Indigenous children can have a safer classroom experience.

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