Organizational Capacity-Building in Youth Trauma: Implementing an Improved Model & Training Approach

This grant will support the creation of a trauma-informed curriculum for Lineage Project.

Lineage Project wants to improve its mindfulness programs, which include yoga, tai-chi, and meditation, for youth ages 11-24 that are incarcerated, homeless, or suspended from school. Students served by Lineage have been exposed to high levels of trauma, yet most of Lineage’s staff lack formal training in how to address such circumstances. Lineage Project therefore proposes to redesign its service model to align with trauma-informed practices. Their director of programs will attend trauma trainings provided by an outside trainer, and will subsequently work with a senior teacher to write a trauma-informed curriculum and teacher manual. The organization will also create a cohort of mentor teachers that will train other teachers in the program.

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