New Haven Trauma Coalition

A safer, healthier community for children and families: sound like a good idea?

We think so!  And that’s why we are part of the New Haven Trauma Coalition.  The Coalition includes New Haven Public Schools, the City of New Haven, United Way BOOST! and Clifford Beers Clinic, and it’s up and running!

What is it, and what is the Coalition doing?  Well, it’s school-based, which means the Coalition (together with other like-minded efforts!!) is in the schools (as of now, 12 schools), and:

  • delivering care coordination to students and their families
  • providing direct care to address PTSD, depression and behavioral problems while improving functioning, grades, attendance, peer/parent support, and coping skills
  • assessing and screening children for stress
  • training the school workforce in trauma

Interested in learning more?  Interested in getting trauma-informed training for your organization?  WE CAN DO THAT!  Contact Kim Jewers-Dailley, Director of Trauma-Informed Schools, at 203 777-8648 x.2201 for more information.

The Coalition is grateful for your support!  Many of you attended the Connecticut premiere screening of Paper Tigers on October 28, 2015 at New Haven’s Shubert slider for paper tigers to go on cbc websiteTheatre.  The film (from producer James Redford) as well as the post-screening panel discussion explored the impact a school and a community can have on its children when it makes the decision to become trauma-informed.

The Coalition continues to promote a trauma-informed community.  To learn more about the impact of trauma on child development and what you can do, click here.


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