HAMLET — School social workers and school counselors from across the district recently completed a year-long training opportunity with celebrated author, child advocate and long-time supporter of Richmond County Schools, Ms. Cheryl Fuller.
The training focused on trauma and the impact that trauma can have on the physical, social and emotional well-being of children. More importantly, the ways in which we, as educators, can mitigate that impact and help our children flourish in all areas.
Ms. Fuller incorporated her autobiography, “Peace by Piece,” throughout the training to demonstrate that resilience, recovery and success is more than possible for all children when surrounded by caring and intentional adults.
Principals and selected teachers will participate in training this summer in order to create school-based teams who can offer additional layers of support to students in need. Moreover, year two of training for school social workers and school counselors will specifically focus on ways to support our staff members so that we can all be our very best selves for our students each and every day.
A special thank you to our McKinney-Vento Homeless Liaison, Mrs. Kim Childers, for having the vision for this training and working tirelessly to secure needed funding and support to make it happen. We look forward to our continued partnership and learning opportunities with Ms. Fuller.