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Marion recognized as Handle with Care community

Sippican Week Today- By Morgan Beard reporter@sippicanweek.com Jun 7, 2021

MARION — Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz met with local officials at Sippican School on Monday, June 7 to announce that Marion has become a Handle with Care community.

Handle with Care is a protocol used by police, firefighters, and EMS to notify schools when a student has been a victim of, or witness to, a traumatic event. No details of traumatic incidents are shared, only that the child should be “handled with care.”

“We’re trying to make all our schools trauma-sensitive,” Cruz said, adding that he was very appreciative of the town of Marion for adopting the system… read more:

Handle with Care: Fall River schools program helps students exposed to trauma

The Herald News- By Amanda Burke Posted Oct 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM

FALL RIVER — A program being rolled out in Fall River schools allows police, fire and emergency medical workers to alert the district when a student experiences a traumatic event.

Called Handle With Care, the program was born from a Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County presentation given last fall that touched on caring for children who are exposed to environments where drugs are present, said Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Ann Dargon…read more:

‘Handle With Care’ aims initiative to mitigate impact of childhood trauma

Athol Daily News-Published: 8/2/2019 9:40:26 PM

GARDNER – Heywood Healthcare’s Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative is leading the implementation of a new initiative, called “Handle With Care.” Handle With Care aims to mitigate the impact of childhood trauma… read more:

Worcester Launches Handle With Care Program

For Immediate Release: 5/16/2019 2:36 pm

The City of Worcester has partnered with the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, the Worcester Police Department, the Worcester Public Schools and the state’s Department of Children and Families to launch the nationally recognized Handle With Care program…read more: