RP CARES (RP Compassionate and Responsive Education Services) is a collaboration between CTECC and the Red Clay Consolidated School District to address elementary school students' traumatic stress through direct assessment and group therapy services.  In this pilot year, we are focusing on providing universal services to the student body of one elementary school. Our research questions focus on identifying acceptability of school-based services, the conditions under which a trauma-focused therapy group work bests, and the process of change. We are grateful for grant funding from the Delaware Department of Education.