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Gift from the Poshard Foundation will help more students deal with trauma

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The Poshard Foundation recently donated 50-thousand dollars to the non-profit Resilient Southern Illinois, to improve the outcome of traumatized kids.

Jenny Bruner with Resilient Southern Illinois says the money will help all educators become more aware of how to help students.

"But it's really important for all staff members to have the basic training. We aren't training all educators to be social workers or psychologists. But we are trained to give that foundational knowledge that's critical for understanding students who've been exposed to trauma."

Bruner adds it is great to have partners like the Poshard Foundation who understand the importance of helping students who have suffered.

Resilient SI is currently working with 15 school districts to improve their response to trauma.

To learn more, send an e-mail to:

jbruner@partnership4resilience.org

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