Suspension Diversion Program

School-Based Suspension Diversion Program

Traditional suspension removes students from the academic environment, decreasing educational progress and increasing isolation. Our Suspension-Diversion Program aims to provide a safe, supportive, and stimulating setting where students can maintain their academic progress, develop a behavior action plan, assess their social-emotional learning, and engage in community service projects as a consequence of the behavior that led to their removal from school.

Out-of-school suspension is often viewed as a punitive measure that removes students from the learning environment without addressing the underlying issues contributing to their behavior. Instead of resorting to out-of-school suspension, schools can implement alternative strategies that prioritize support, intervention, and restorative practices. Application of the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) curriculum.

Program Highlights:

  • Education and Relaxation
  • Trauma Narrative: Processing the Trauma Memory
  • Cognitive Therapy Techniques
  • Exposure Strategies
  • Problem-Solving Skill
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Caregiver Education
  • Teacher Education

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Ten-twelve-week in-school programming facilitated by Dr. Tanya Henderson