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Children exposed to violence, crime, or abuse still go to school the next day.
They may be forced to skip homework, sleep, and breakfast. They may carry the burden of toxic stress that can interfere with their behavior and grades.
However, schools are not aware.
Fortunately, the “Handle With Care” program enables police to notify school districts when they encounter a child at a traumatic scene, so school personnel and mental health partners can provide appropriate trauma-sensitive interventions.
Let’s use #SaludTues on May 3, 2022, to tweet about steps schools, communities, and healthcare professionals can start a Handle With Care program and take steps to become more trauma-sensitive.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How Schools and Police Can Partner to Support Students Exposed to Trauma”
- TIME/DATE: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, May 3, 2022
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Handle With Care West Virginia (@HWC_WV) Handle With Care Florida (@HWCflorida), and PACEs Connection (@PACEsConnection)
- SPECIAL GUESTS: San Diego County Office of Education(@SanDiegoCOE), San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan (@SummerStephan)
- BITLINK: salud.to/hwcchat2022
We’ll open the floor to share your experiences, stories, and best practices as we explore:
- How trauma impacts kids and why schools and law enforcement should care
- How the Handle With Care program can help students
- How schools, law enforcement, and mental health professionals can collaborate to start “Handle With Care”
Use #SaludTues to follow the conversation and share the latest in trauma-informed care.
#SaludTues is a monthly health equity tweetchat focused on health equity and the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET on the first Tuesday of each month. #SaludTues is hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.