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Handle With Care

Did You Know?

-60% of American children are exposed to violence, crime or abuse; 40% of which are direct victims of 2 or more violent acts

-1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday

-1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, 90% are witnesses

-5% of children will face the death of a parent by age 16

Handle With Care is a trauma-informed approach that updates school administrators about students who experienced traumatic events outside of school. The initiative is a recent partnership between United Way and select West Tennessee school districts. A secure, web-based platform is used to send notifications and alerts.

Handle With Care ensures that trauma-affected students receive appropriate, timely interventions in order to be as successful as possible in school and provide connection to additional resources, as needed.


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Why Handle With Care?

Our Impact This Year

  • Agency Partners

    62

  • Programs Funded

    80

  • 2020-2021 Dollars Raised

    $1,766,000

  • People Helped

    81,493

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