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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

Additional Resources

Program Overview

Handle With Care Program Overview

Handle with Care for Law Enforcement

Handle with Care Best Practice for Law Enforcement

Handle with Care for Schools

Handle with Care Information for Schools

Handle with Care for Mental Health Professionals

Handle with Care Information for Mental Health Professionals

History of Handle with Care in Michigan

Handle with Care History in Michigan

Model Fidelity/Accreditation

Handle With Care Model Fidelity/Accreditation

Implementation Guide

Implementation Guide for Communities


Resources for Law Enforcement and School Personnel

Implementation Map

Handle With Care Implementation Map

Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee Members