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Stacy Overstreet, PhD

Specialty Areas:

family violence, school-based intervention, trauma-informed care

VPI Core Areas

VPI Core Areas: #Community Violence

Angles of Approach

#Prevention Intervention


Dr. Stacy Overstreet is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Tulane University and a founding member of the New Orleans Trauma-Informed Schools Learning Collaborative. She is the PI on a current grant funded by the National Institute of Justice to determine whether a multi-component implementation strategy for trauma-informed schools improves school safety by aligning staff attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors with a trauma-informed approach.


Publications: Google Scholar

Selected Publications:


Selected Research Grants

2015-CK-BX-0020-2015-91675-LA-IJ          Overstreet (PI) / Baker (Co-PI)                   06/2016 – 05/2020
Trauma-Informed Approaches to Improve School Safety
Grant amount: $2,662,969
The goal of the project is to use a multiple baseline design to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-component implementation strategy for trauma-informed schools that includes professional development, coaching, and organizational support in urban schools primarily serving low-income African American youth.

Co-investigators: Fleckman


Harris (PI) / Overstreet (Co-PI)                     10/2018 – 05/2021
A Train the Trainer Model for Trauma-Informed Schools
Grant amount: $499,911
The goal of the project is to develop a “Train the Trainer” model that overcomes current challenges to the adoption of trauma-informed approaches to prevent student violence in New Orleans public schools. This goal will be carried out through the following objectives: Objective 1: Develop and deliver a Train the Trainer (TTT) sequence of coursework and supervised experiences based on a field-tested Trauma-Informed Schools (TIS) Implementation Model to build professional capacity in New Orleans; Objective 2:  Provide the TIS Implementation Model to schools to prepare them to adopt and successfully implement trauma-informed approaches as a way to prevent student violence; Objective 3: Increase the capacity of the New Orleans public school system to overcome the structural challenges of creating and sustaining trauma-informed schools.


Courses with violence related topics

Dr. Overstreet’s School of Science and Engineering profile page