This month we are talking about all things back to school with the Pitt County Schools Director of Student Services Karen Harrington.

Pitt County Schools has made large strides in implementing trauma-informed practices for students and staff, and Mrs. Harrington is highlighting that in this episode.

Pitt County Schools will be hosting open houses across the county Thursday, Aug. 24.

K-5 grades are 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

6-8 grades are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

9-12 grades are 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This week, PCS has hosted orientation days for rising 6th graders and 9th graders.

Immunizations are required for rising kindergarteners, 7th graders and 12th graders within 30 days of the start of school.

To learn more about PCS, click here.

PCBRACE is here to normalize conversations about trauma and resilience, pull difficult issues out into the light to obliterate shame, blame, and secrecy to build a better community for our children and ourselves.

Click here to learn more about TEDI BEAR Child Advocacy Center.

Click here to learn more about NC Stop Human Trafficking.

Click here to learn more about BRACE (Building Resilience Against Courage to Excel).

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