Jones County Family Connection receives Trauma Responsive Care Grant

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by Lizbeth Gutierrez

GRAY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning recently awarded four counties $10,000 grants.

Cobb, Jasper, Jones and Whitfield Counties were selected to receive the one-year grants to fund projects that increase community and regional awareness of trauma and create a collective understanding of how early childhood trauma can impact future learning and development of children, according to a DECAL release.

Joy Carr, coordinator for Jones County Family Connection, says they are grateful for the help.

The Resilient Jones County program focuses on children ages 5 and under. Funding for the grant will allow for the development of self-care rooms for teachers of young children and age-appropriate sensory cool-down areas for young children experiencing trauma. It will also offer Connect Now trainings to parents and caregivers of children in early care, Head Start and Georgia’s Pre-K.

Carr says their main goal is to build relationships and build connections.

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