Middle School Journal Welcoming submissions for an upcoming special issue

Trauma-Informed Practices

Middle School Journal

Research points to a correlation between trauma and persistent academic and social issues in adolescence (Craig, 2017). For this special issue, authors are invited to submit manuscripts that consider ways that trauma-informed practices connect with AMLE’s This We Believe: Keys to Educating Young Adolescents call for middle schools to promote a culture and community where, “The school environment is inviting, safe, inclusive, and supportive of all; comprehensive guidance and support services meet the needs of young adolescents; and health and wellness are supported in curricula, school-wide programs, and related policies.” Submitted manuscripts should discuss ways middle schools can mitigate the negative consequences of trauma exposure on young adolescent learners, explaining how educators and youth themselves might advocate for and implement trauma-informed practices to:

  1. Frame teaching methods, assessment practices, and help educators make curricular choices
  2. Re-consider school-wide policies and practices
  3. Critically examine how middle grades practices might affect young adolescents affected by trauma.

Submission Instructions

Submit by November 15, 2018

When submitting a manuscript for a themed issue, please specify the theme in your cover letter. As you prepare your manuscript, please consult our Editorial Policy & Guidelines for Authors located at: http://www.amle.org/MSJguidelines. Address inquiries to Editors Kathleen Brinegar, Lisa Harrison, and Ellis Hurd at msjeditors@gmail.com.

All manuscripts must be submitted online at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/msj

The Middle School Journal’s submission guidelines help guide authors in manuscript preparation and can be accessed using the following link: https://www.amle.org/ServicesEvents/MiddleSchoolJournal/tabid/175/Default.aspx

Middle School Journal, a refereed journal, is an official publication and a Professional Membership benefit of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). Published five times per year, the journal offers articles that promote quality middle level education and contribute to an understanding of the educational and developmental needs of youth between the ages of 10 and 15.