BRICK Academy schools serve a very vulnerable population where majority of our children are growing up in extreme poverty, less than $10,000 in annual income for a family of four. According to the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study (a survey of exposure to trauma events such as death of a family member, violence, and sexual abuse) our students are exposed to trauma at a four to eight times greater rate than the general population. This affects our children’s healthy development, cognitively and socially. BRICK has established an integrated, trauma-informed intervention system in its schools designed to proactively identify the needs of every student and matches them with tailored supports and resources. BRICK Roads to Success uses academic and social emotional learning data to tier each student and develop an individualized learning plan that utilizes a combination of instructional remediation, such as small group instruction, and social emotional learning resources, such as therapeutic counseling.
- Intervention & Referral Services: Process for assessing student need and developing plan of action for academics and social emotional and attendance
- Training: Providing teachers with the science and classroom skills to address toxic stress that impedes student learning as a result of adverse childhood experience
- Data System: A student tracker used to log positive and negative behaviors and monitor the efficacy of intervention plans