Prairie View receives a grant to provide services to Peabody schools

Prairie View Receives $2,795 Grant to Provide Psycho-Social Rehabilitation in Peabody, Sedgwick

NEWTON, Kan. (April 1, 2020) – Prairie View has been selected as a recipient of a $2,795 grant from the L. Marie Haun Charitable Fund for Children through Central Kansas Community Foundation for the “In School Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Program.”

Prairie View currently works with a number of area school districts to provide psycho-social rehabilitation to students. This particular grant will benefit students in Peabody-Burns USD 398 and Sedgwick USD 439.

Often these students have numerous barriers that keep them from utilizing mental and behavioral health support personally,” says Eric Schrag, Director of Advancement at Prairie View. “These challenges can be financial, parent work schedules or transportation issues. This will allow training and support to students which will not just benefit them, but will benefit their families, peers in the classroom and, as a result, the larger community.”

Programs will include relaxation, coping and social skills, recognizing triggers and how to handle stress and conflict. The goal is that healthy interventions will be learned before more serious behavioral consequences result in suspension or other negative outcomes.