All Cleveland rec centers now have social workers on staff to address youth trauma, mental health issues

Kids test out threes at the recent reopening of the Kovacic Rec Center.
Mark Oprea

Cleveland SceneMegan Holmes, associate professor and founding director of the Center on Trauma and Adversity, discussed the findings from a five-year study examining trauma-informed care models in Cleveland's neighborhood and rec centers.

“These are places where children, youth and adults can get the support and services they need in an environment in which trauma-informed care principles are fully embedded in the fabric of the culture,” Holmes said.

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