GenessEe County

Handle With Care
Promoting communication between local law enforcement and schools

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.


Handle With Care Partners include:

  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Schools and School Districts
  • Mental Health Providers
  • Community Partners

Handle With Care for Schools

When a child is exposed to violence or trauma, a law enforcement officer will contact the identified school personnel (superintendent’s office, principal or counselor) who will take the initial information (Handle With Care Notice).

Handle With Care for Parents

Understanding child trauma can be difficult. Connect with resources that will give you tools for coping.

Handle With Care for Law Enforcement

When a child is exposed to violence or trauma and a law enforcement officer is expected the child’s school.


After School programs


Community Partners

Get In Touch

515 East Street, Flint, MI 48503

Telephone: (810) -238-3333