Become a Partner

We are currently planning for the 2021-2022 school year.


Crittenton Children’s Center has been providing mental health services for individual children in early childhood programs for over 20 years. Trauma Smart was developed out of this long history of work. We recognized the need for a more comprehensive response to the wide range of traumatic experiences impacting children and the adults in their lives.

Trauma Smart helps children birth to twelve, and the adults who care for them, calmly navigate difficult life challenges. We pair practical, hands-on tools with effective coping strategies and bring them into the places where kids learn and play every day.

Comply with Federal Provisions for Trauma-Informed Schools

  • Join the national movement! Schools can address trauma in children and build resilience.
  • The “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) signed into law on December 10, 2016, secures a foot-hold for trauma-informed practices in schools.
  • A grant program called Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAE) provides formula funding to support students and schools that include “comprehensive school-based mental health services and supports and staff development for school and community personnel working in the school that are based on trauma-informed practices that are evidence-based…” See section 4108 of ESSA.

Be a Leader in Providing Trauma-Informed Services

  • Build a trauma-informed community with skills to help children and families affected by trauma to succeed in school and to help all children build resilience.

Enrich Your Community

  • Provide staff with twenty hours of expert training on trauma and child development over the course of the school year.
  • Provide coaching support for teachers as they implement training.
  • Address behaviors that interfere with learning.
  • Address behaviors that interfere with healthy child development.
  • Provide teachers with practical tools they need to assist children affected by trauma to succeed in school.
  • Increase staff's job satisfaction.
  • Provide caregivers with workshops to build skills that will increase the well-being of the entire family.
  • Consult with clinical staff, nationally recognized in the field of trauma-informed care.

Find out if Trauma Smart is right for you.

If you are interested in becoming a Trauma Smart® Organization, we would love to learn more about you.

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