Boys & Girls Clubs of the TN Valley

Addressing Childhood Trauma

Many young people served at the Boys and Girls Clubs have or will likely experience “Adverse Childhood Experiences”, stressful and traumatic events that disrupt the safe and nurturing environment needed for them to thrive.  This program will provide the following four tiers or service to youth ages 5 to 18.

  • Connecting all youth at Clubs to a Caring adult mentor
  • small group support and delivering the “Ready, Set, Go” curriculum
  • Individual mentoring/counseling for targeted youth experiencing adverse childhood experiences and
  • Referring these youth to partnering mental health agencies for those who need more intensive intervention – all done with targeted curriculum and training.