Building and supporting a trauma-informed agency or community can seem daunting and often leaves many community members wondering how and where to start. Creating lasting or sustained change is made even more difficult by restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual mini-conference will provide a simple framework for trauma-informed community practice change rooted in science and focused on racial inclusiveness and equity. Content and activities will focus on applying this framework to stakeholder engagement, specifically partnering with community members and representatives in an inclusive, equitable, and authentic way.
By the end of the virtual mini-conference, participants will be able to:
- Identify four stages of trauma-informed change and apply these steps to their own communities/agencies.
- Summarize lessons learned from a fellow NC community’s effort in developing and sustaining a trauma-informed, resiliency-focused task force.
- Take stock of community and stakeholder participation and plan for engagement and partnership with community members in an inclusive, equitable, and authentic way.
- Develop a short, powerful, and effective way of communicating one’s vision of a trauma-informed community to increase interest and buy-in with others.