"Supporting a trauma-aware, resilient and compassionate community"
Next General Membership Meeting - Mon., Feb. 12
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Welcome to the Greater Williamsburg Trauma-Informed Community Network!
There are 31 communities in Virginia coming together to support trauma-informed care across professional disciplines. these communities are known as Trauma-Informed Community Networks ( TICNs).
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 meetings to share ideas and resources, as well as plan future activities and initiatives.
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 the mission to spread awareness and to conduct trainings to support and implement new practices in schools, courts, health, and social service departments. Our TICN seeks to connect people and private agencies across disciplines and encourage them to identify gaps in their policies and practices to implement trauma-informed care.
Your Network is celebrating its 5th year in 2024!
To Join our work, contact:
Meet Our 2024 Leadership Team!
Assessments & Indicators – Open to members. Established to develop community-wide indicators to measure our Network's progress.
Public Awareness – Open to members. Established to create a broad network of resources and communication to enhance impact AND to create a range of community platforms to acknowledge trauma, build empathy and resilience
Training – Open to members. Established to provide a customizable menu of trauma-informed training opportunities that is available for diverse populations in the community. The Training Committee works to program Resilience Week. Click below for the roster of events held during:
We Want to Hear From You!
Remember that if our Networks are to thrive we must stay connected to our community. We must be able to target the needs of our families and children, those who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ, those who have migrated in and/or are seeking to emigrate out. Please, feel safe and free to inform us - right here and now - where you see the need for our services.
Resilience Helps us Heal!
Visit the TICN's Resilience Rock Garden in Freedom Park. #ResilienceRocks has a space in our garden to show off messages of joy, healing, hope, and survival. Painting rocks is a mindful activity with cultural significance, and we need your help to grow our garden! See some of our #ResilienceRocks that are in Freedom Park and learn more about this initiative on our Resilience Rock Garden Facebook page. Get in touch with your TICN Coordinator to bring this reflective exercise to your space.
We’re Calling all Agencies & Organizations to Join Us Now!
Do you lead a for-profit, non-profit or Government agency that employs people to deliver human services?
Then the Trauma-Informed Agency Self-Assessment Survey is for you! Greater Williamsburg is on its way to becoming a trauma-responsive community because 18 local agencies have committed to assessing their work environment for trauma-informed practices.
Join this change process! Click HERE NOW to schedule a 30-min call with your TICN Coordinator to find out more.