//Police, schools, form partnership to combat child trauma

Police, schools, form partnership to combat child trauma

By |2018-12-27T19:38:51-07:00February 1st, 2018|

This school district in Michigan is disrupting the school to prison pipeline with their “Handle with Care” initiative- a new effort in coordination with local police departments to assist children dealing with trauma. The correlation between childhood trauma and incarceration is extraordinary, with some estimates hovering around 90%.

“Recent national studies showed that 60% of American children have been exposed to crime, violence or abuse. Another 40% were direct victims of two or more violent acts, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

There’s a strong correlation between children who experience trauma young in life and those who end up in the juvenile justice system”. Read the full article here.

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