Spotlight on Franklin County’s Trauma Informed Care Initiative
Many of the youth in the child serving system, including juvenile justice, child welfare and mental health, are affected by traumatic events. We know that violence and trauma is often at the center of a youth’s school problems, mental health challenges, substance use and juvenile justice involvement. In October 2013, Franklin County System of Care launched an initiative to infuse the values and principles of trauma informed care into service delivery and schools through funding provided by an Innovation Grant from NYS Success. The partnership includes Franklin County Mental Health, Social Services and Probation along with the Brushton-Moira Central School District and the Malone Central School District.