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Trauma-Informed Journey with a local Department of Social Services

Our Trauma-Informed journey began with the Henrico Department of Social Services (DSS) in the fall of 2012 when we approached their leadership with a proposal to partner with the Greater Richmond Trauma-Informed Community Network (TICN) to create a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System. We began by developing a TIMELINE of activities (please note we set out to complete things in one year - little did we realize at the time that the process is always ongoing!). The first step on the timeline...

10th Annual Prevent-A-Thon this April

The 10th annual Prevent-A-Thon Bring Darkness to Light and Help End Child Sexual Abuse April 15 - 21, 2018 SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) will be offering FREE Stewards of Children training for interested agencies/organizations. Stewards of Children teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It is the only nationally distributed program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. The goal of this training is...

Greater Richmond TICN Meeting Minutes 2.2.18!

Please find meeting minutes HERE from our 2.2.18 meeting. TICN member, Nina Marino, presented about ARC Reflections and TST-FC: two new trauma-responsive skill building curricula for foster/adoptive and kinship families (PPT and links are in the meeting minutes). There were 52 people in attendance at this meeting! Trauma Informed Community Network (TICN) Meeting Minutes 2.2.18 In attendance: Lisa Wright (GRSCAN), Fred Orelove (VCU/GRSCAN), Jeanine Harper (GRSCAN), Brittany Armentrout (Poplar...

Trauma Webinar

Our friends from the Southside TICN Betty Hobbs, Valerie Liggins, Dr. Alton Hart, and Theresa Caldwell will be doing a webinar on their work in trauma and resilience in Petersburg on Monday Feb 26th. Please register for VAIRS Webinar: Trauma and Resilience in the Community on Feb 26, 2018 10:00 AM EST at: Info: Trauma can occur as a result of violence, abuse, neglect, loss, and other emotionally harmful experiences. Resilience refers to the ability of an individual, family, or community to...

Roanoke Valley Trauma Summit

The Roanoke Valley Trauma Summit was held last Thursday, 11.16.17. Approximately 50 Summit participants from over 20 Roanoke Valley agencies watched the film Resilience, listened to a presentation about trauma-informed practice and learned about efforts of the Greater Richmond TICN. At the end of the Summit, attendees unanimously voted to begin a Roanoke Valley Trauma-Informed Community Network. We are so excited for this new initiative!! (In the pic: Judge Frank Rogers, Lisa Wright, Janice...

Thanks to DJJ for bringing Walla Walla CRI members to Richmond VA!

A GREAT BIG thank you to DJJ for hosting a two day visit from Community Resilience Initiative (CRI) members from Walla Walla in Richmond this past week. We were so glad to connect TICN efforts with CRI members and to share an overview of our work. We appreciate when networks like CRI and Greater Richmond TICN doing this work around the country can learn from each other. CLICK HERE for the one page handout we created about the Greater Richmond TICN.

Help Support Trauma-Informed Policy by Sending a Letter to the VA Commission on Youth

Our partners, Voices for Virginia's Children, have sent out a call for organizations and individuals to respond to several recommendations being considered on state-level trauma made following the September 20 Virginia Commission on Youth meeting. You can review the list of recommendations that COY will consider at the Nov. 7 th meeting here . Attached is a document from Voices for Virginia's Children containing talking points and a sample draft letter. We ask you to consider editing the...

Virginia statewide Trauma-Informed Community Networks

On 9.19.17, the Greater Richmond TICN convened a statewide meeting for Trauma-Informed Community Networks in Virginia. There are currently nine TICNs at various stages of development. Summaries from six of these networks (Fairfax, Greater Charlottesville, Greater Piedmont, Greater Richmond, Harrison burg & Southside) are in the attached document. We are SUPER excited to be connected with so many amazing people who are working to build a more resilient Virginia.

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