Pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 638, Section 161.1050, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has established the Trauma informed school initiative that can be found at https://dese.mo.gov/
Trauma-informed schools are schools that:
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- realize the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery;
- recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in students, teachers and staff;
- respond by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures and practices; and
- seek to actively resist re-traumatization.