Title

Road to District-Wide Trauma-Informed Care Through the Use of Attendance

Location

Bowie AB

Focused Area

Improving School Climate for Youth-At-Risk

Relevance to Focused Area

Becoming trauma informed, we are able to meet the needs of all of our students.

Primary Strand

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance to Primary Strand

Our EC Cares system trained and developed our committee to be equipped to address the traumatic needs of our students from PreK-12th grade.

Brief Program Description

Explore the systems and processes implemented by East Central ISD on their road to becoming a trauma informed district. East Central ISD has taken a district wide approach in order to meet the traumatic needs of all students. Many of the students in ECISD are beyond "At-Risk". As a result, EC Cares was created to reach students that are considered "wounded" and/or are affected by a traumatic event. Each attendee will receive a trauma indicator sheet along with the ECISD Community Resource Guide.

Summary

By evaluating our attendance in the spring of 2016 and being aligned to HB 2398 in Texas, we listened to every family that had 10+ absences. In listening to their story, we had to create a system to assist our student(s) and families. Those families that had or were going through a traumatic event were not filed on with the courts. We were able to provide the families with meaningful interventions and/or resources. Last summer(2016), a committee was formed to evaluate the various signs that students were demonstrating their inability to attend school the prior school year. The committee became known as "EC Cares" and meets every six weeks about various student needs.

Evidence

EC Cares was created to meet the needs of our students. However, in informing our entire staff in the district, we have met the needs of our adults in the system that are serving our students.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

John Hernandez, currently in his 19th year in education. John has served as a teacher, coach, Summer School Principal, At Risk Campus Principal, Assistant Principal, and in his current role as the Director of Student Services for East Central ISD in San Antonio, Texas.

Start Date

10-27-2017 9:45 AM

End Date

10-27-2017 11:00 AM

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Road to District-Wide Trauma-Informed Care Through the Use of Attendance

Bowie AB

Explore the systems and processes implemented by East Central ISD on their road to becoming a trauma informed district. East Central ISD has taken a district wide approach in order to meet the traumatic needs of all students. Many of the students in ECISD are beyond "At-Risk". As a result, EC Cares was created to reach students that are considered "wounded" and/or are affected by a traumatic event. Each attendee will receive a trauma indicator sheet along with the ECISD Community Resource Guide.