After seven years, the San Diego Trauma Informed Guide Team (SD-TIGT) had evolved and grown significantly, as had the trauma informed movement. Upon reviewing the initial Strategic Plan, developed in 2009, it was found that it was time for this document to be revised. A dedicated group of core members began meeting with the daunting task of updating the Mission, Vision, and Goals. In November 2015, the SD-TIGT was fortunate enough to be one of 14 Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) grant awardees. With the technical support of Harmonium, the “backbone” agency, the core members evolved into the Leadership Team resulting in the creation of the San Diego Trauma Informed Guide Team (SD-TIGT) Strategic Plan 2016-2018.
Our hope is that this Strategic Plan will offer information and inspiration to members and non-members alike. It is designed to provide guidance and direction to our members; help us hold ourselves accountable to our goals and values; and create a sustainable structure, not dependent on any one person/agency, to assure the ongoing existence of the SD-TIGT. As a source of inspiration, we hope this Plan assists in the understanding of the SD-TIGT; presents thought-provoking ideas about what a grassroots organization, government entities and community leaders, can achieve together; and serves as a stimulus for others to take the trauma informed movement even further.