Mental health is a vital concern in education which must be put in the context of trauma exposure. Although it is something everyone confronts in their lives at one time or another, black young women in particular due to intersectionality, are highly likely to experience higher amounts of trauma at a higher intensity. To reduce the discipline disparity within education, it is imperative to be trauma-informed. Being trauma-informed creates a sense of empathy and knowledge, gives educators effective tools for understanding behavior, and allows them create deeper connections with students that can allow them to succeed in adulthood. By the end of this presentation, participants will become more trauma-informed and understand how to implement trauma-informed principles in ways that will benefit students.