New Task Force Aims To Tackle Trauma In New York City Schools With Healing-Centered Approach
Source: CBS New York
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), People who have experienced Trauma, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System, Schools, School-based Services, Trauma-informed
New York City officials announced a new program Wednesday to tackle trauma in schools. From COVID trauma, losing loved ones or jobs, watching stories of police brutality on the news, or experiencing racial profiling, themselves, all kinds of issues have risen to the surface. It’s a lot for young minds to take in. Elected officials announced a first-of-its-kind task force to find a new way to address disciplinary and safety policies in schools that are based on healing, rather than punishment.