In pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 638, Section 161.1050, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has established the “Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative.” September 16, 2019 Meramec Valley R-III teachers and staff completed Trauma Informed Schools Training. The training was presented by South Central Regional Professional Development Center. The purpose of the training is to provide the following:
- Skills Development
- Change and Integration
Families needing support with trauma are recommended to contact the school based counselor for resources. Other resources include National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) http://www.nctsn.org/, National Center on Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC) www.nasmhpd.org/TA/nctic.aspx, and Compass Health services on Behavioral Health https://compasshealthnetwork.org/services/behavioral-health/.