AUGUST 21, 2019 -- Shakopee High School was awarded a grant from PrairieCare Child & Family Fund for staff development on trauma responsive practices. Recently, Shakopee High School began working toward being a Trauma Responsive School, and in order to keep the mission going, this grant will help fund 12 hours of staff development.
Dr. Sander, Senior Clinical Psychologist for Hennepin County and the Director of School Mental Health for Hennepin County and Minneapolis Public Schools, will provide training, tools and interventions to help staff respond appropriately and effectively to students that may have experienced trauma.
“We are really excited about this opportunity, funded by Prairie Care, to work towards becoming a trauma responsive school,” said Heather Schroeder, social worker at Shakopee High School. “This training will focus on continuing our work building relationships and working to ensure that every student finds success at Shakopee High School. We know students need to feel safe and cared for to do well academically, and that will be continue to be our focus throughout this year and the upcoming years as we working towards becoming a fully trauma responsive school.”
Schroeder says the grant was written in a way the ensures the methods put into place this school year, thanks to the grant, can continue to grow in the next three years with minimal cost to the district.