Consolidated Youth Chapter from the 2016 Biennial Report to Congress
Read about program accomplishments from July 2013 - June 2015 and hear from grantees in their own words.
Staff in our partner schools receive extensive training on domestic, sexual, and teen-dating violence, how interpersonal violence (IPV) and trauma impact children and youth, and how schools can appropriately respond to students who have experienced IPV. Specifically, teachers are taught techniques to make their classrooms trauma-sensitive and are given information on how to successfully provide resources to students and families. Three partner schools participated in training this report period, with the fourth school scheduled to train in the Fall 2015 semester. For schools that trained in the 2014/15 School Year, pre/post test results indicate that teachers learned positive norms related to domestic violence, and made drastic improvements in understanding how trauma impacts students and how to appropriately