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Trauma-Informed Community Networks

Trauma-Informed Community Networks (TICNs)

Throughout Virginia, there are more than 19 communities coming together across disciplines around trauma-informed care. Most often in Virginia these groups form as trauma-informed community networks (TICNs). Some of these are well established with regular meetings and leadership structures. Others are just beginning the conversations. In each of these communities, these networks share common characteristics: spreading awareness, conducting training, support and implement new practices in schools, courts, and community services, and much more. These TICNs help to connect practice across disciplines and help to identify gaps and how policies can be implemented. Virginia’s community networks play a key role in advancing trauma-informed policy and promoting a statewide policy agenda. 

To learn more about the activities Trauma Informed Community Networks are tackling across Virginia read more examples in this booklet produced by the Families and Children’s Trust Fund: Virginia’s Trauma Informed Community Networks.

Trauma-Informed Community Networks 

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Organization Name Leader(s) Leader(s) Contact Information Host Organization
Alexandria TICN Chelsea Eickert Department of Community and Human Services
Amherst TICN Joni Tables County of Amherst
Blue Ridge Resilience Network Jennifer Taylor, Megan Lacey, & Sabrina Burress

Valley Children’s Advocacy Center in Staunton
Charlottesville TICN Alicia Lenahan and Piedmont CASA
Campbell County Community Resilience Network (CRN) Cristy Horsley  Central Virginia CASA
Caroline Virginia Community Resilience Network Antonio O. Clinkscales Community Based Organization
Danville, Henry, Pittsylvania, and Martinsville TICN Heather Spencer  Southside Survivor Response Center
Eastern Shore TICN Kelly Bulin and Patti Kiger and Eastern Shore Community Service Board and Eastern Virginia Medical School
Fairfax TICN Christina Cunningham Prevention Unit of the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood Community Services
Hampton Roads TICN Audravette Jackson Audravette.Jackson@CHKD.ORG Community Based Organization with the support of the United Way of South Hampton Roads
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Resilience Network (CRN) April Howard and Greg Czyszczon and Community Based Organization
Loudoun County TICN Laurie Tasharski SCAN of Northern Virginia
Lynchburg Community Network Ashley Graham Human Kind
Northern Neck Network Chad Lewis Haven Shelter
Piedmont TICN  Jane Probst The Piedmont TICN
Prince William TICN Laurie Tasharski SCAN of Northern Virginia
Rappahannock Region TICN Michelle Wagaman Community Collaborative for Youth and Families
Greater Richmond TICN Melissa McGinn and Lisa Wright and Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now
Roanoke TICN Lisa Denny and Judge Rogers and Roanoke Children’s Trust
TICN of Southwest Virginia

Kristy Worley

Danielle Dye

United Way of Southwest Virginia
Southside TICN Brian Little, STICN Coordinator VA Department of Health Crater Health District
Virginia Peninsula Trauma-Informed Committee (VPTIC) Antone Green Hampton Newport Newes Community Services Board
Greater Williamsburg TICN Rebecca Vinroot


James City County Department of Social Services
Winchester TICN Tina Stevens-Culbreath  I’m Just Me Movement