Turnaround for Children began its work in Washington, D.C. in 2010. Since then, it has expanded its relationship with DCPS to include districtwide initiatives, such as staff trainings and the School Climate Advisory Committee. In 2016, Turnaround established a partnership with KIPP DC to provide training and consulting systemwide.
This year, Turnaround is partnering directly with four DCPS and two KIPP DC schools, serving more than 2,100 students and 230 adults, and providing consultation, training and support for educators in schools across the city.
- Turnaround trained 22 DCPS principals and more than 250 DCPS social workers and psychologists on how to use a trama-informed len; 85% of principals reported changing their practices as a result
- Turnaround's D.C. partner schools increased their scores for emotional support, according to third-party classroom observations
- Turnaround lead a four-day training on foundational science concepts with every student-facing KIPP DC staff member
Mental Health Partner
Turnaround’s unique approach addresses the known effects of stress and trauma on children in high-poverty schools, changing their resilience as learners and the knowledge and practice of their teachers and school leaders.Katherine Bradley, PresidentCityBridge Foundation