• Pursuant to Missouri Senate Bill 638, Section 161.1050, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) established the “Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative.”

    Information regarding the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative can be found at  https://motraumaschools.com/. DESE recommends The Missouri Model, found on this page, as the developmental framework for the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative.

    Any questions regarding the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative may be directed to Dr. M. René Yoesel, LPC, at 573-751-0857 or Rene.Yoesel@dese.mo.gov.