A new article in the ACEs Connection Network’s ACES Too High News features an article on the implementation of the 2014 Massachusetts Safe and Supportive Schools Framework law. The article states “A little over two years ago, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “The Safe and Supportive Schools Framework.” This statute creates the conditions for schools to become safe and supportive by establishing a statewide framework that incorporates trauma sensitivity. The law, signed August 13, 2014, also established the Safe and Supportive Schools Commission to provide the legislature and the state with recommendations on how best to ensure that all schools have the time and capacity to create trauma-sensitive safe and supportive learning environments. The law gave momentum to the state’s trauma-sensitive schools movement, already considered a national leader…” to read the full article, please click here
TLPI’s director, Susan Cole, is the co-chair of the Safe and Supportive Schools Commission.