|Eastern Jackson County Schools Collaborative of Greater Kansas City (EJCSC-GKC)|
The Eastern Jackson County Schools Collaborative of Greater Kansas City (EJCSC-GKC) is a joint effort among the school districts of Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove and Lone Jack create to address the prevention of violence among our youth and families in Eastern Jackson County. All school-aged children within our collaborative who are identified to be at-risk of violent, either to themselves or others, are eligible for services. All prevention services are guided by our district psychologist, who acts as our Prevention Services and Drug Abatement Coordinator (PSDAC).
Services include the implementation of the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program to middle school and high school students, and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and/or principles to students in third grade through 12th grade. Cyberbullying is also addressed utilizing the Olweus model and principles, calling upon law enforcement agencies as indicated and/or appropriate.
To more directly target cyberbullying, the "I Was Cyberbullied" program is implemented specifically with either our seventh grade or eighth grade students as an early intervention to further address electronic aggression. Many of our youth have experienced significant traumas that put them at increased risk to commit violence or abuse substances.
As such, we are in the process of becoming fully trauma-informed schools. Safety risk assessments and/or threat assessments are conducted whenever student safety issues are in question.
Crisis interventions and grief-support services are provided to students in need and/or as warranted. Therapeutic assessments and brief interventions are provided as needed.
Helping Individuals To Create Safer Communities
Additionally, our psychologist provides brief therapy services (individual or family) as needed when student(s) and their families would not be able to receive them otherwise. As appropriate, referrals are made that link students and families with other outside services and COMBAT-funded agencies.
The overarching goal of all these efforts is the reduction of violence among our youth, leading to the desired outcome of safer communities in Eastern Jackson County.
Click on the window icon (upper right corner) of the map below to expand. List of all program locations is included with expanded view of map. Locations are also listed on this page below the map.
Blue Springs High School Freshman Center, 2103 NW Vesper St, Blue Springs, MO 64015
Grain Valley High School, 551 SW Eagles Pkwy, Grain Valley, MO 64029
Lone Jack High School, 313 S Bynum Rd, Lone Jack, MO 64070
Oak Grove Middle School, 401 SE 12th St, Oak Grove, MO 64075