Amidst the many challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, creating safe and supportive learning environments for teaching and learning continues to be a top priority for school leaders and for Kaiser Permanente. While there are many efforts focused on student resilience, Kaiser Permanente recognizes the importance of addressing staff resilience as a key strategy in building safe and supportive school communities. To that end, we are excited to introduce Ready, Set RISE! — a new series of free, digital resources offered as part of our Resilience in School Environments (RISE) initiative.
The National Council for Behavioral Health, an alliance of more than 2,500 mental health and addiction treatment organizations, has created two visual tools that can help care providers better understand the importance of trauma-informed care and how TIC can help to forge pathways from trauma and toxic stress to recovery and healing.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California recently awarded Santa Rosa Community Health, the nonprofit that runs the health center, $98,000 to support counseling services that address the impact of trauma on at-risk youth at the school and in the surrounding community. “If we can help these kids now, we can change the trajectory of their lives and help them live to their fullest potential.”