The Foundation's Local Initiative Funding Partners Program is a matching grants program designed to establish partnerships between the Foundation and local grantmakers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.Head Start-Trauma Smart combines the strengths of the Head Start program with Trauma-Informed Therapy to combat the immediate and lifelong negative effects of repeated exposure to violence on children ages three to five. Local psychiatric professionals modified the therapy for use with preschool children and created effective education tools for non-clinical workers with minimal formal education and ethnically different backgrounds. The project's comprehensive approach includes training custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers and parents about the stress of chronic trauma and practical activities they can use with the children.
Amount Awarded $500,000.00
Awarded on: 6/21/2010
Time frame: 7/1/2010 - 6/30/2013
Grant Number: 67923