Cherokee County schools partner with child trauma program

The Cherokee County School Board has renewed a partnership agreement with Cherokee Child Advocacy Council Inc. for a program that helps children recover from the trauma of physical, sexual and psychological abuse.

Services are offered to children, parents and caregivers by specially trained clinicians at the Anna Crawford Children’s Center in Woodstock, according to the partnership agreement.

The School Board agreed to work with the council on program presentations at the fall principals’ meeting; provide opportunities for council personnel to address school counselors, social workers and teachers; and promote council programs as permitted by school board policy.

The council will offer counseling and therapy in a child-friendly environment at no cost to families; parental education and support; and, when requested by the schools, crisis intervention support to students and staff, and training to recognize and report child abuse and neglect, among other responsibilities. Information: