Handle With Care: An Innovative Crisis Response and Intervention Model for Schools and First Responders

The Handle With Care model for school-community partnerships is an essential tool for preventing and mitigating the effects of children’s exposure to trauma and violence. The model creates a network of support by initiating awareness for schools and childcare providers when a child has been identified at the scene of a potentially traumatizing event, including substance-related incidents such as overdoses, domestic violence, and other events. This innovative model can change the course of a child’s life—and JBS has the resources to help you implement this multidisciplinary strategy into your intervention plan. Our experts provide high quality training and technical assistance that can help you enact effective intervention models like Handle With Care.