Trauma Informed Community Networks

Page updated on Jul 16, 2019 at 9:13 AM

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


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

Information about and dates for upcoming meetings coming soon.





Contact Information

Children & Youth Master Plan Coordinator Chelsea Eickert
Department of Community and Human Services
123 N. Pitt Street, Suite 225
Alexandria, Virginia

Office Phone Number:  703.746.3142
Cell Phone Number: 571.447.8132