Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District

Building Capacity for Trauma Informed Educational Practices

“Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District will work with the University at Buffalo’s Institute for Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care to create a trauma-informed culture district-wide. This will include training all staff to understand trauma and its effects on behavior, revising district policies, and creating building-level and district-wide Trauma-Informed Champion/Mentor Teams to further embed a trauma-informed culture throughout the district.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY
AMOUNT: $135,940 over Two Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2017

The phrases "Join the Conversation" and "Let's Talk Stigma" on either side of a microphone.


Join the Conversation: An Anti-Stigma Campaign

Back in the fall of 2015, a coalition of Erie County-based behavioral health providers, agencies, and funders began to take shape. The group, coming together as the Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition, dedicated itself to addressing the negative perceptions that so many continue to have about mental health challenges and people who deal with these challenges. … Continued