TIES, or trauma-informed elementary schools, is a program designed to bring trauma-informed services to early elementary school classes, grades Pre-K through grade 1. The TIES Program is funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the WV DHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities for the 2016-2017 school year.
The goal of the program is to bring early intervention to children who exhibit symptoms of chronic stress, or trauma, in the classroom-symptoms that interfere with the child's ability to learn, such as disruptive, defensive, or withdrawn behavior. For children in need of treatment, Crittenton can work collaboratively with the school and the child's family to build an integrated environment that helps the child develop self-regulation skills.
Schools receive training; have a resource liaison available for consultation and parent education; and receive a therapeutic toolbox for the classroom.
Crittenton is currently partnering with eleven elementary schools in the following counties: Hancock, Ohio, Tyler and Wood.
For more information on TIES, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.