We at Manito...

believe it is imperative for us to have a clear understanding of how traumatic experiences impact the individuals we serve and how we can best treat them.  We know trauma and adverse childhood experiences impact an individual’s ability to learn.  Our educational services are designed to allow our students to be an environment that reduces stress and assists in rebuilding neural pathways to allow for more learning to occur.  We provide a safe caring environment in which they can learn and grow.  Every individual we work with is screened for past history of trauma.  If trauma is disclosed, we further assess the level of stress associated.  Our clinical staff is involved in ongoing training of evidence based practices to assist the students that we are involved with.  From the moment that the student enters our building or classroom, staff is working to help them feel safe and cared for in order to allow them to be successful.  This is done through a structured environment with routines and clear expectations.  Movement through hallways in orchestrated to reduce stress and chaos.  Students’ behavior is observed to determine if there are triggers from adverse experiences that may be contributing to their negative behavior and/or their ability to learn.  If triggers are found, staff works together with the student to minimize stress.  This is done through counseling, psycho education, and/or additional support.  Students receive counseling and social skills training throughout their time with us.  This is done with staffs that are trained in recognizing trauma and the impact that it has on their ability to learn.  As they transition back to the regular education setting, the students have a better understanding of how trauma may have impacted them.  The staff also will discuss with staff at the regular education setting triggers and any other relevant information that may help the student continue to be successful."


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