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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. Other 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. 

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We are here at the Southside Trauma-Informed Community Network Meeting (STICN)! Meet the STICN leader, Brian Little, with Crater Health District and today’s presenter, Danita Rountree Green. To hear about trauma-informed initiatives happening at the local level, visit to learn about more about trauma-informed community networks near you! #TraumaInformedVA

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Trauma-Informed Community Networks 

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Organization Name Leader(s) Leader(s) Contact Information Host Organization
Amherst TICN Joni Tables County of Amherst
Charlottesville TICN Alicia Lenahan and Piedmont CASA
Campbell County Community Resilience Network (CRN) Cristy Horsley  Central Virginia CASA
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 Erinn Portnoy and Susan Fincke and Community Based Organization with the support of the United Way of South Hampton Roads
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Resilience Network (CRN) Greg Czyszczon Community Based Organization
Lynchburg Community Network Ashley Graham Human Kind
Piedmont TICN Jamie Clancey The Piedmont TICN
Prince William TICN Allyson Halverson and Heather Martinsen and Northern Virginia Stop Child Abuse Now
Greater Richmond TICN Melissa McGinn and Lisa Wright and Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now
Roanoke TICN Lisa Denny, Janice Davidson, and Judge Rogers,, and Roanoke Children’s Trust
Southside TICN Brian Little, STICN Coordinator VA Department of Health Crater Health District


Emerging Trauma-Informed Community Initiatives

Connect with these individuals having conversations about trauma in their communities!

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Location Leader(s) Leader(s) Contact Information Host Organization
Abingdon Florence Powell Virginia Judicial System
Alexandria Chelsea Eickert Department of Community and Human Services
Loudoun County Allyson Halverson Northern Virginia Stop Child Abuse Now
Mt. Rogers Ruth Cox Mt. Rogers Community Service Board
Northern Neck Chad Lewis Haven Shelter
Smyth County Dennis Carter and Patty Warren and Smyth County School Board