Handle with Care
The "Handle with Care" Model
If a law enforcement officer or other first responder encounters a child during a call, that child’s name and three words, HANDLE WITH CARE, are forwarded to the school/child care agency 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.
Adams County Health Department, Adams County Schools, and local law enforcement have partnered to implement this program.
Prevention Education in Adams County Schools
This state initiative allows The Adams County Health Department to partner with the local ADAMHs Board to provide prevention guidance to our local school districts.
Free Community Training
We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners and community members are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in.