School Staff Education and Buy-in

Concurrent to building community capacity, school districts may follow the steps below to prepare to implement student trauma screening and follow-up.

Step One: Create readiness for your school to implement change. An example of a readiness checklist is available at Midwest PBIS or visit the SD Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.

Step Two: Bring in an ACEs and Resiliency trainer to your school at no cost to train your staff on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on a child’s brain, behavior, and health.

Link:  CPCM ACE 

Step Three:  Bring in an Enough Abuse Campaign trainer to your school to train staff and volunteers on the signs of childhood sexual abuse and how staff can prevent and respond to child maltreatment.

Link:  CPCM Enough Abuse 

Step Four: Provide resources for individuals or small groups to further learn more about the topic:

Link:  CPCM trauma resources

Step Five:  Provide advanced education to your staff.  Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Trauma Informed Schools and Classrooms

Agencies who can provide advance education services are:

SD Education Association

SD Department of Education

Children’s Home Society