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
WEBSITE: http://www.ktufsd.org


Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued