Trauma-Informed Schools

Trauma-Informed Schools

In 2016, the Missouri legislators passed Senate Bill 638 which required the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to establish the Missouri Trauma-Informed School Initiative. DESE created a website about the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative that includes information for schools and parents regarding the trauma-informed approach and a guide for schools. The law requires that each school provides the address of the website created by DESE. Information regarding the Traum-Informed Schools Initiative can be found at http://motraumaschools.com. DESE recommends the Missouri Model found on this page as the developmental framework for the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative.