Handle With Care Virtual Learning Academy

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The Handle with Care (HWC) program is designed to promote partnerships between emergency responders and schools to help provide a safe and supportive academic environment for children recently exposed to traumatic events. HWC WV recently launched a Virtual Learning Academy that provides valuable information for educators on the HWC program and on implementing trauma-sensitive strategies in the school setting. Interested individuals can take the free, online courses at their leisure and/or register and work through the classes and obtain a certificate of attendance.

One of the courses, Handle With Care Trauma Training to Support Students Experiencing Trauma, is a 13-part series (each training video is only about 15 minutes in length) that focuses on topics such as:

  • Understanding trauma
  • Creating a trauma-informed school environment
  • Identifying trauma-sensitive interventions for students
  • Creating a sense of safety and belonging for all students
  • Supporting students after first responder involvement
  • Connecting students and families with community resources
  • Educator self-care

Access Handle With Care Virtual Learning Academy.

Learn more about the Handle with Care (HWC) program.


Posted February 2023.

Topics: Educator professional development and support External Partner Resource Featured Resource Resource Trauma Trauma Video

Tags: Mental Health Education Trauma