Head Start Trauma Smart

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Head Start Trauma Smart is an early childhood trauma intervention model created by Crittenton Childrens Center in Kansas City, MO. It is designed to support young children as well as, the parents and teachers who love and care about them. HSTS promotes the development of systemic trauma awareness in Head Start communities, teaching resiliency and practical lifelong coping skills.

Trauma Smart helps young children, and the adults who care for them, calmly navigate difficult life challenges by combining practical, hands-on tools and effective coping strategies. By incorporating Trauma Smart into their lives, adults can help to lay the groundwork for better emotional resilience and health for our children and, inevitably, our society.

Visit Head Start Trauma Smart's website to learn more about the HSTS model.

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019
What are the valuable lessons learned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s DELTA FOCUS recipients? Innovation stories published on the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence’s PreventIPV narrate the success of various DELTA FOCUS projects in preventing intimate partner violence and provide guidance and inspiration for those currently working to prevent intimate partner violence.
Thursday, 21 November 2019
Webinar Announcement 2:00-3:30pm Eastern / 1:00-2:30pm Central / 12:00-1:30pm Mountain / 11:00am-12:30pm Pacific Considering the many drivers of sexual and domestic violence, it’s clear that one sector or field cannot prevent the issue alone. In 2018, the Blue Shield of California Foundation (BSCF) expanded its commitment to end domestic violence by focusing on root causes of violence and supporting communities in preventing domestic violence. In this web conference, participants will hear from practitioners and advocates from two community partnerships in California, supported by BSCF, who are building their capacity to implement culturally-rooted prevention strategies.

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