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Building an Expanded, Effective and Integrated Trauma-Informed System of Care in NYS

Building an Expanded, Effective and Integrated Trauma-Informed System of Care in NYS

There is a growing movement behind understanding the impact of trauma on our region and advocating for Western New York to become a trauma-informed community. Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is an approach that shifts thinking from “what’s wrong with you?” to “what’s happened to you?” with an understanding of the pervasive nature of trauma.

As a result, members of the Community Health Foundation Fellows Action Network are accepting applications for the upcoming Trauma Informed Care Learning Collaborative. This free 7-month program is based on a train-the-trainer model where thirty (30) individuals representing the eight counties of Western New York will work to transform Western New York into a trauma-informed community via organizational/system change and advocacy.

Participants will be trained, coached, and assisted in helping to create trauma- informed agencies and enrich their communities by advocating for local trauma- informed policy. Ultimately, this group of Champions will work to transform Western New York into a trauma-informed community via organizational/system change and policy advocacy. The Institute on Trauma and Trauma Informed Care (ITTIC) will be providing the training and consultation, with the support of policy experts. ITTIC is a research center that has five years of  experience in providing training, consultation, coaching, and evaluation for organizations on trauma and trauma informed care.

To request an application or to learn more about the TIC Champion Program, please contact Samantha Koury at spkoury@buffalo.edu. Applications are due by January 31, 2018 by 5:00p.m.

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