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School Celebrates Milestone


Last updated 9/13/2021 at 12:25pm

Jeremiah Reed

Staff members at Davidson River School received individual certifications after completing the necessary coursework to be qualified as Trauma-Skilled School instructors.

Davidson River School (DRS) celebrated a milestone Friday, as DRS officially received certification as a Trauma -Skilled School.

Developed by the National Dropout Prevention Center in 2018, the Trauma-Skilled Schools (TSS) model works to build among staff a greater capacity and ability to understand students' trauma and to create strategies and policies to help heal that trauma, so students are able to learn.

Over the past two years, John Gailer, director of professional services for the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC), has worked with DRS Principal Barbara Grimm and her staff t...

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