• Pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 638, Section 161.1050, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has established the Trauma-informed school initiative that can be found at https://dese.mo.gov/traumainformed 
    Trauma-informed schools are schools that: 
    • Realize the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery
    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in students, teachers, and staff 
    • Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practice
    • Seek to actively resist re-traumatization 


    National Suidice Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    Behavioral Health Crisis/Compass Health Hotline Number: 1-800-833-3915

    Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-3738