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.