Handle with Care (HWC) is a program that aims to support children who have experienced traumatic events. The program
involves providing training to teachers, school administrators, and law enforcement officers to identify and respond to students who have experienced trauma. HWC has its origins in the work of The Trauma and Learning Policy Institute from Harvard Law, which developed an approach to help educators and other professionals create safe and supportive learning environments for traumatized children. The Office Hour discussion will be on engaging community allies (law enforcement, educators, parents, Child Protective Services) and successful techniques in engagement, training, and sustaining.
Edward G. Jacoubs, MSW recently retired from the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office as the Director of Grants and Sponsored Projects. He was responsible for grant writing and administration, as well as community education and special projects. He holds a master’s degree of Clinical Social Work from Boston College, and he completed his clinical training at McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, with a concentration in addictions and adolescent behavioral health. Ed has 43 years’ experience in the juvenile justice and forensic mental health field and over the last 10 years has trained over 18,000 police, educators, nurses, and community members.