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Trauma-Informed School

Trauma-Informed SchoolRCVS is proud to be one of the 176 trauma-informed schools in Tennessee. We strive to provide a safe space for every Trailblazer because we know that learning virtually can be a daunting task in an isolated environment. We recognize that each Trailblazer has a unique circumstance, and through a trauma-informed approach, we provide various tools and opportunities for the social, emotional, mental, and physical well-being of our students. 
We understand the importance for students to make connections with their peers and teachers; therefore, we provide numerous social-engagement opportunities for our students. The most impactful connection activity at RCVS is our weekly Connection Friday. To learn more about Connection Fridays, click here.
"In Tennessee, the model trauma-informed school designation recognizes schools for their emphasis on implementing trauma-informed strategies to provide critical supports for students. Schools implementing trauma-informed approaches have seen improvements in school climate, attendance, and teacher satisfaction, while seeing a reduction in suspensions and expulsions, stress for staff and students, and more.
— TN Department of Education (2021) 
Every Tennessean over the age of 18 is a mandated reporter, meaning you have a legal obligation to report suspicions or knowledge of child abuse or neglect.  If you are aware of any activity that is a possible endangerment to a child, please contact Rutherford County Department of Children's Services at (615) 217-8900 or (877) 237-0004.
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TN Suicide Prevention Network Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault DrugRehab.com Alive Hospice
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