The Northeast Tennessee Council on Children and Youth began a series of workshops Friday in Gray to focus on trauma-informed care and adverse childhood experiences.
Johnson City Schools hosted its annual event entitled “A Look Into Our Schools” Friday morning at the Johnson City Schools Central Office to give teachers, parents and members of the community a look at new developments across the district.
Johnson City is on the verge of becoming a completely Trauma Informed Care community, which local officials believe can improve health, education and social lives of everyone who lives in the region.
Dr. Meira Yasin, an assistant professor in the East Tennessee State University College of Nursing has learned a lot about trauma-informed care through her humanitarian work in other parts of the world.
A local coalition of mental health and community services officials are already seeing the positive effects of a new way to react to behavioral issues in children that are a result of exposure to traumatic experiences.
Becky Haas firmly believes the majority of poor decisions that lead to jail time derive from a traumatic life event.