A mental health team from Chicago will conduct an 8-hour Training of Trainers program for school teams from throughout the County. The school teams will be made up of school counselors, social workers and teachers). They will be trained in recognition of children affected by trauma, classroom-based and school-based mental health first aid, trauma-informed counseling/support, impact of trauma on families, and secondary trauma. These teams will then be responsible for translating and transferring this information to their respective schools
This meeting will be available to everyone throughout the County and will focus on how trauma affects family functioning and relationships; talking with children about the hurricane, evacuation, and associated events; and helping children work through trauma over the short- and long-term.