The Healing-Centered Framework
This framework is designed to articulate what being a school district that centers healing and wellness in its work will truly require. The information we are providing aims to bring more clarity to what being “healing-centered” looks and feels like for the different members of our CPS community in different roles. It also serves to outline five different components of a healing-centered district that apply, in unique ways, to each stakeholder.
Four key pillars of the CPS community in our roles as healers and as agents of our own healing.
Five core dimensions of healing in our district that apply to each stakeholder group.
A principle woven throughout the framework to ensure we all have access to the healing that meets our unique needs and goals.
To achieve our healing-centered vision, we recognize that we must engage all members of our communities. We have defined goals for four different stakeholder groups:
Components of Change
To achieve our healing-centered vision, CPS also recognizes that we must employ a holistic strategy. Therefore, we are focused on driving change through five different components:
The combination of people, programs, and other resources (both internal to CPS and external) that are needed to prevent and address trauma and promote healing
How the CPS community (including district leaders, staff, students, families, caregivers, and community partners) provides support and promotes recovery when members of this community experience a potentially trauma-inducing crisis
Our journey to becoming a healing-centered district will require CPS to launch initiatives across each of these components, prioritizing the individuals most impacted by trauma. The Appendix to this document includes examples of what these components might look like in our schools and district as a whole, for each of the four stakeholder groups.