Pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 638, Section 161.1050, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary (DESE) has established the Trauma-Informed School initiative.
Trauma-Informed Schools are that schools that meet the following criteria:
- Realize the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in students, teachers, and staff.
- Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practice.
- Seeks to actively reset re-traumatization
More info regarding the Trauma-Informed School initiative can be found here: dese.mo.gov/traumainformed