We hope you’ll join us for a small forum on trauma-informed care at our office on Wednesday, May 2nd from 8:00 am – 10:00 am. Our intention is to create a space for you, our current and past grant partners, to foster a discussion on trauma-informed care * and assess our capacity to become a trauma-informed community, with a particular focus on children’s behavioral health.
We’ll share some updates on current county-wide work that is being done on trauma-informed care and look forward to hearing from you on your work on this topic. This is hopefully the first of several grant partner cohort meetings, and we’ve chosen the topic of trauma-informed care because we’re seeing it as a trend in our grant making. We’ll meet at our office: 128 E Grant St #104, Lancaster, PA 17602, and breakfast will be provided.
Please respond to let us know your plans to attend, and feel free to invite your colleagues. Please note that to support a rich discussion, we will limit this meeting to 15 people. Further information regarding the agenda will be distributed closer to the meeting date.
* Trauma-Informed Care: “A program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization.”
- SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach 2014 (http://www.traumainformedcareproject.org/resources/SAMHSA%20TIC.pdf)