Handle with Care

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.


A special thank you to the Handle With Care programs in Jackson, Washtenaw and Eaton Counties for
their leadership in bringing Handle With Care to Michigan

Program Overview
History of Handle with Care in Michigan
Handle with Care for Law Enforcement
Handle with Care for Schools
Handle with Care for Mental Health Professionals
Model Fidelity/Accreditation
Implementation Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
Implementation Map
Advisory Committee