In the News
Journalists across the nation have noticed the positive impact that Trauma Smart can bring to their communities.
Mayor’s Wife Helps Launch New Kids’ Program in the Bronx
Original Source: Bronx News 12
The first lady of New York City was in the Bronx Saturday to announce the launch of a new program designed to help children facing serious adversity.
Lanzan Programa De Apoyo a NiñOs en Situaciones De Adversidad
Original Source: El Diario NY
Unos 40,000 niños neoyorquinos serán beneficiados del programa Trauma Smart, una nueva iniciativa que será administrada por la Administración de Servicios Infantiles (ACS) para ayudar a los padres, proveedores de cuidado infantil y maestros a apoyar a los niños que experimentan situaciones de adversidad.Read More
Launch Support Program for Children in Situations of Adversity (Translated from Spanish)
Original Source: El Diario NY
Some 40,000 New York City children will benefit from Trauma Smart program, a new initiative that will be administered by the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to help parents, child care providers and teachers to support children who experience adverse situations.Read More
Starfish Wants to Help Children Heal from Trauma, Improve Learning
Original Source: Detroit Free Press
Following a trend that state officials are calling the needed wave of future care, Starfish will be the first agency in Michigan to adopt Trauma Smart, a comprehensive training program that allows teachers and therapists to help children heal from any number of traumatic experiences that could include being assaulted, seeing a family member killed, or being abused or neglected — all things that negatively affect children’s ability to learn or become emotionally strong. And it now operates the largest infant mental health program in the country.Read More
Collaborating to Address the Impact of Trauma on Children and Families
Original Source: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Children in Head Start have a higher exposure rate to trauma than other children.
Through its partnership with Trauma Smart, MCA and OLHSA have provided onsite training and coaching support regularly throughout the year.
Local Head Start Implementing Trauma Smart Program
Original Source: Ozark Radio News
Ozark Action Head Start is collaborating with Crittenton Children’s Center in Kansas City to bring the innovative Trauma Smart model to the six county area.Read More
How Can Schools Prevent Threats of Violence? Here’s One Idea.
Original Source: The Kansas City Star
With effective laws already on the books to address school safety, it’s going to take creative solutions to remedy the onslaught of recent threats of school violence.
Expanding access to mental health services could be a start.Read More
Program Helps Children Cope with Trauma
Original Source: West Plains Daily Quill
An avant-garde program with Kansas City roots has taken up ground with Ozark Action to provide support for children surviving traumatic experiences.Read More
Helping Young Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: Policies and Strategies for Early Care and Education
Original Source: Child Trends
Trauma Smart (TS) is an early education/mental health partnership designed for schools. The goals of TS are to reduce the stress of chronic trauma, support children’s social and cognitive development, and develop an integrated, trauma-informed culture for young children, parents, and staff. TS includes training, classroom consultation, intensive evidence-based clinical treatment, and peer mentoring of teachers.Read More
Building Strong Foundations Infant Mental Health Consultation: A Wise Investment of CCDBG Dollars
Original Source: Build Initiative
I recently spent a day visiting with Early Head Start (EHS) teachers and infant early childhood mental health (IECMH) clinicians at Starfish Family Services in Inkster, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. I was there to learn how the 55-year-old organization integrates IECMH consultation into each of its early learning classrooms, which serve children between the ages of six weeks to five years old.