Trauma Informed Schools
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.