The Consortium for Trauma, Illness & Grief in Schools (TIG) is a county-wide, multi-agency effort to prepare school districts to have appropriate mental health support in place during incidents of trauma, violence, illness and death that impact the school. TIG provides education, training opportunities and support to assist schools to effectively respond to the needs of children, parents, teachers, and other school personnel in times of crisis. The TIG website, has more detailed information as well as resources on grief, loss and trauma.
Youth Risk Behavior Survey Analysis
Another activity that Monroe County Office of Mental Health has undertaken to support our local school districts is analysis of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. To increase our efficacy in managing childhood adversity and trauma, our office has developed a cross-system partnership including local school districts, county government and community-based organizations to assess local Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) data, resiliency factors and risk behaviors in youth. A summary of the results from the 2019 YRBS survey and suggestions on how everyone can help support our youth in overcoming the negative effects of ACEs is available below:
The dissemination of the results of this innovative analysis has driven a strategic plan accelerating change in schools, the service system and community. A summary of the steps we have and are undertaking to make a difference in Monroe County is available below:
Our work was presented at the Annual Staff Development Training Forum sponsored by the NYS Coalition for Children's Behavioral Health and the NYS Office of Mental Health at Saratoga, NY in November of 2018. The presentation slides are available below:
- Growing Resilience: Using Local Childhood Adversity, Youth Risk Behavior and Asset Data to Accelerate Change in Systems of Care
For more information on analysis work in this area, contact:
Deb Hodgeman, Chief - Information Management and Analytics