Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)
Traumatic events can directly impact a student’s ability to learn. The National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence found that over 60 percent of children surveyed experienced some form of trauma, crime, or abuse in the prior year, with some experiencing multiple traumas. This exposure often prevents students from their ability to focus in class, study or can even impair their capability to do well on a test.
The Genesee Valley BOCES offers a Trauma, Illness, and Grief (TIG) Service to serve component school districts by delivering training and crisis support that links schools’ vision for trauma-responsive practices to processes for implementing sustainable change. The service includes crisis training for teams in each school district, crisis response support in the event of a school tragedy, public relations management and regional coordination of services to support students with mental health needs.
The TIG service brings together school districts and mental health providers to create a comprehensive support system in the Genesee Valley region.