Police handling children with care

Latest in a series of posts about the Bethlehem Police

ref: “Police department involved in a student trauma program”

Gadfly attended an interesting meeting yesterday about a pilot “Handling with Care” program involving our police department in which law enforcement officers are encouraged to advise the schools of children who have been involved in any sort of trauma, so that the schools can be on the lookout for any problems and are ready to provide care. No details of the traumatic event are given to the schools. And nothing goes on a student’s record. And so the “Handle with Care” report is not about students who have committed crimes but, for instance, can be about students who have witnessed traumatic events that might have an effect on their behavior or progress in school work.

Here Bethlehem Officer Robert Nicholson explains the program (7 mins.)

Great idea!

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