Lancaster County (PA) ACEs & Resilience Connection

Working collaboratively with schools, business, healthcare, government agencies, social services, criminal justice systems, healthcare organizations & faith communities to become a trauma-informed community. We invite all concerned citizens, professionals & advocates to partner with us to raise awareness about trauma & its effects, to build resilience, and offer hope & healing.

July 2018

What is a trauma-informed community, anyway?

What is a trauma-informed community? One definition, from The Wilson Foundation, in Rochester, NY, is: “A strategic approach that links all community sectors together around the effects of trauma, while preventing gaps in services for clients.” But I like this description from an article about Tarpon Springs, Florida, one of the first communities in the US to declare itself a trauma-informed community: "Being a trauma-informed community means that Tarpon Spring has made a commitment to...

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