Handle with Care Florida - A statewide trauma informed response to child maltreatment and children's exposure to violence.

The “Handle With Care” Model:

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.

Handle with Care Model

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Handle with Care Partners include:

  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Schools and School Districts
  • Mental Health Providers
  • Community Partners

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Contact us to learn more about the Handle With Care program and how to get started in your county!

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