Back to School

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“Back to school!” We’ve all heard this phrase and are certain it elicits a different response from nearly everyone who hears it. For the students in Rose Brooks Center’s Project SAFE® program, back to school can mean much more than ‘back to homework,’ it can mean weekly support from their Project SAFE prevention specialist. It is in this environment that students learn to cope with the unique challenges they face every day, as well as gain the resiliency skills needed to reframe any trauma they may have experienced.

In one area school last year, a Project SAFE prevention specialist watched the resiliency skills he teaches take action after a tragic event impacted the entire student body. “Kids wanted to talk and express their anger. The tension was palpable,” the prevention specialist explains. “But as we continued to meet, students began to shift their focus to more positive long term outcomes and practice social support techniques. Of course it was a tragic circumstance, but it gave them all the opportunity to reframe the trauma they had experienced.”

Being on-site multiple days allowed the prevention specialist to help support school staff, who requested his presence, along with the students who needed to talk. The school thanked Project SAFE for being on-site stating, “His presence de-escalated a situation that could have negatively impacted the rest of the school year.”

To learn more about Rose Brooks Center’s school-based violence prevention program, visit us online
at www.rosebrooks.org/services/community-outreach.

Rose Brooks Is Here

Rose Brooks Center is about saving lives. Read letters from the CEO, stories about featured programs, and more here.
Serving patients experiencing domestic violence in the safety of local hospitals and clinics.
Offering a wide variety of services to support the emotional and physical well-being of children who are healing from domestic violence.
Since 2001, Rose Brooks Center has been providing quality domestic violence education to the Kansas City community and beyond.
Advocating for and guiding survivors through complex court systems.
Helping survivors repair the effects of economic abuse through credit repair, budgeting, and education.
Providing a safe sanctuary where individuals, families, and pets are welcomed, wrapped in support, and can begin to heal.
Employment Advocacy includes developing job interview skills, job search, and ongoing support to survivors in maintaining employment.
Providing confidential support, information, individual safety planning, resources, and more. The 24-hour Hotline is 816-861-6100.
Helping survivors find safe, affordable housing and gain economic stability within a safe home, free from violence.
On-site medical and healthcare services within the safety of emergency shelter.
An on-site state-of-the art pet shelter for dogs, cats, and other family pets.
Providing advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and education for officers to improve victims safety.
A school-based violence prevention program working to end the cycle of domestic violence by providing support to youth dealing with violence at home or communities.
Stories about our incredible volunteers and the work they do to support our mission.