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Launch Pad

We know that educators and school staff play an important role in the lives of their students, and can make an especially positive impact on young people who have experienced trauma. It is possible that abuse has already occurred in a child’s life by the time they reach elementary school. Many young children have had little exposure to the world outside of their own family and may not understand what behaviors constitute abuse.

KCSARC, with support from Kaiser Permanente and the Best Starts for Kids Initiative has launched a new resource called Launch Pad. Launch Pad helps educators and school staff support students who have been victimized by sexual violence, aid educators in creating trauma-informed classrooms, and increase violence prevention programming in elementary schools. By effectively supporting victims and working to create trauma-informed classrooms, schools can have tremendous impact on a young person’s healing process.

Click here to view and download this new learning tool.