Trauma-Informed Schools

Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative
MO Senate Bill 638, Section 161.1050

Pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 638, Section 161.1050, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has established the "Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative."

Please follow this link,, to locate resources about Trauma-Informed Schools and the Missouri Model for the State Trauma Initiative.

The implementation of a trauma-informed approach is an ongoing process; it is a profound paradigm shift in knowledge, perspective, attitudes and skills that continue to deepen and unfold over time.

If you have any questions regarding what our district is doing as part of being trauma-informed, please contact Mrs. Dooley.