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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Tuesday, 19 February 2019
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