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). Every TICN looks different because they are built by the local community, however, in each of these communities, these networks share common characteristics:
- Build a stronger, more resilient trauma-informed community
- Increase awareness of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and identify areas that the group can collectively build upon
- Develop a shared language about trauma and resilience
- Help organizations to become trauma informed, conduct trainings, support, and implement new practices in schools, courts, and community services
- Create a mechanism for collaboration, and the sharing of information and resources
- And much more!
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.
For more information about Virginia’s TICNs and the Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia, visit the Voices for Virginia’s Children website at vakids.org.
Mailing List and TICN Updates
We are designing a TICN based on our community’s needs and strengths and provide a platform where people can share their trauma-informed and resiliency building efforts and track and promote our collective efforts across the city.
To sign up to our mailing list to receive TICN updates email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about and dates for upcoming meetings coming soon.
Children & Youth Master Plan Coordinator
Department of Community and Human Services
123 N. Pitt Street, Suite 225
Phone Number: 703.746.3142
Cell Phone Number: 571.447.8132