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Gift from the Poshard Foundation will help more students deal with trauma

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The Poshard Foundation recently donated 50-thousand dollars to the non-profit Resilient Southern Illinois, to improve the outcome of traumatized kids.

Jenny Bruner with Resilient Southern Illinois says the money will help all educators become more aware of how to help students.

"But it's really important for all staff members to have the basic training. We aren't training all educators to be social workers or psychologists. But we are trained to give that foundational knowledge that's critical for understanding students who've been exposed to trauma."

Bruner adds it is great to have partners like the Poshard Foundation who understand the importance of helping students who have suffered.

Resilient SI is currently working with 15 school districts to improve their response to trauma.

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Kevin Boucher is a retired broadcaster. Most recently he was a news reporter for WSIU radio. He grew up watching nature programs including Mutual of Omaha’s wild kingdom and the many Jacques Cousteau specials which sparked his passion with nature. Kevin also is an avid hiker and loves seeing and writing stories about the many fascinating plants and animals we share our planet with. Kevin is married and has lived in Murphysboro since 1976, after living in many places, including Japan, as the son of a Navy officer.

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