"Supporting a trauma-aware, resilient and compassionate community"
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you can share in the joys of face-to-face meeting on Monday., Aug. 9, 2021 @ 9:00a.m.!
In-person General Membership Meeting at
James City County Depart. Of Social Service
5249 Old Town Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Your whole-hearted participation in building a unified, professional response to trauma-informed care is vital! We want to ensure everyone's talents are pooled at the right time to do the right job, so share with us: What assets do you bring to the table? Click here to populate this table with your 1. physical, 2. knowledge, 3. social & 4. capital assets.
Our 5 Strategies:
Build an inclusive coalition that recognizes diverse cultures
Develop community-wide indicators to measure progress
Establish a broad network of resources to enhance impact
Create a range of community platforms that acknowledge trauma, empathy & resilience
Provide a customizable menu of trauma informed opportunities for diverse populations
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Welcome to the Greater Williamsburg Trauma-Informed Community Network!
Representatives of the GW-TICN are from public and private community organizations serving individuals and families across the lifespan throughout Williamsburg, James City County, York County, and Poquoson. These representatives meet regularly through General Membership meeting to share ideas and resources, as well as plan future activities and initiatives.
Rebecca Vinroot, Director of the JCC Department of Social Services, spearheaded the formation of the Greater Williamsburg network and is the Chair of GW-TICN.
757-259-3104 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Join our work:
340-514-3069 | email@example.com
What is a TICN
There are more than 20 communities in Virginia coming together to support trauma-informed care across professional disciplines. Most of these communities have formed Trauma-Informed Community Networks (TICNs).
The goal of a TICN, as guided by the Family & Children's Trust Fund framework, is to "leverage the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma to build relationships, convene regularly, and advocate a common agenda around resilience."
TICNs share common characteristics: to spread awareness; to conduct trainings to support and implement new practices in schools, courts, health and social service departments. These initiatives help connect people and private agencies across disciplines and encourage them to identify gaps in their policies and practices to implement trauma-informed care.
Public Awareness/Training – Working with the vision statement to get the word out to the community, and develop relevant trainings for the community. *Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for more info.
Health – Targeting hospitals, clinics, behavioral health, and other treatment providers and medical professionals to conduct organizational assessments and help define what being trauma sensitive means in a healthcare setting. *Contact Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for more info.
Legal – The focus will be on enhancing trauma-informed efforts within the legal system, including law enforcement, the courts and Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. *Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Schools – Building off of the successful launch of the “Handle with Care” collaboration with the police department for students who have experienced a traumatic event, this committee will implement initiatives learned from the “Trauma-Sensitive Schools” conference. *Contact email@example.com for more info.
Racial Trauma – Defining racial justice, and dissecting its relationship to racial trauma, to lead our network through tough conversations on race given the unique history of the Historic district. *Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Crisis & Prevention Lifelines
Colonial Behavioral Health-Emergency Services: 757-378-5555
24/7 crisis assessment and referral services to individuals living in James City County, Poquoson, Williamsburg and York County.
REACH: DD Crisis Services: 1-888-255-2989
24/7 mobile crisis intervention program that provides crisis support to individuals with a Developmental Disability who are experiencing mental health or challenging behavioral needs.
24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people, (age 13-24 yrs.).
Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
24/7 crisis lifeline for Veterans and their family members