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.
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 vakids.org to learn about more about trauma-informed community networks near you! #TraumaInformedVA
Posted by Voices for Virginia's Children on Thursday, September 20, 2018
Trauma-Informed Community Networks
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