KC Star: How can schools prevent threats of violence? Here’s one idea

March 5, 2018

When one child experiences trauma, it impacts the entire community. The good news is the “community” can have the same impact on that one child.

Saint Luke's Crittenton Children's Center created a program called Trauma Smart which was founded on evidence-based interventions recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to be effective in helping children and the adults who care for them effectively address the negative impact of violence and trauma. With Trauma Smart in place, you’ll have an environment where all of the adults in a child’s life have the knowledge to help. Parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators, school bus drivers and ancillary school staff are all prepared to spot the signs of trauma and help kids cope and heal.

Trauma Smart is in 8 states and 35 counties in Missouri alone. 

Saint Luke's Crittenton Children's Center, CEO, Janine Hron spoke with The Kansas City Star about trauma within our schools and the newest place Trauma Smart will be starting in the fall. 

Read The Kansas City Star's full editorial article: "How can schools prevent threats of violence? Here’s one idea"