If a law enforcement officer encounters a child during a call, that child’s information is forwarded to the school before the school bell rings the next day. The school implements individual, class and whole school trauma-sensitive curricula so that traumatized children are “Handled With Care". If a child needs more intervention, on-site trauma-focused mental healthcare is available at the school.
Click here to watch a brief video about how this program works.
Click here to access additional informational and training videos.
Information about the Handle With Care Pilot Program in North Carolina was presented on June 15, 2021 at the North Carolina Prevention Conference. This video recording provides more extensive information.
“Making a difference is the number one reason we wear the badge. We are proud to be a partner in “Handle With Care” where we will not only be able to make a difference, but where we can make a difference in lives of the most important people in Henderson County, OUR CHILDREN!! All children deserve the opportunity to be successful and this program can help them along that path.” -Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin
“Handle with Care further emphasizes the strength of our community to protect
our youth. We are proud to partner with CINC as well as our schools and law
enforcement to implement this vital resource.” -Julie Huneycutt, Executive
Director, Hope Coalition
“Educators looking to wrap support all of the way around our students know that safer students are more successful students. Programs like Handle With Care allow school counselors, school social workers, teachers, and other school staff to more quickly respond when something in a young person's environment has the potential to adversely affect the student's social or emotional well-being -and their ability to learn.” -Matt Gruebmeyer, Director of Student Services, Henderson County Public Schools
You can download a Handle With Care Overview, Flow Chart and Sample Notice below.