Supporting Caregivers in the Face of Adversity: Public Housing Responds July 26, 2018
A Trauma Informed Approach • Realize the widespread impact of trauma on residents and staff; • Recognizethe signs and symptoms of trauma in residents, staff and others involved in the housing system; • Respondby integrating knowledge about trauma into communication efforts, policies, procedures, practices and our physical environment; • Seekto actively resist the re-traumatization of residents and staff; and • Supportstaff who may have experienced trauma themselves and/or who are supporting program participants who have experienced trauma.
Thank you! Kitty Miller Kitty.Miller@homeforward.org 503-802-8511
The integration of trauma-informed care practices at Fairfax county department of housing & Community Development Presented by Stefanie Q. Bass, MSW Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator, The PROGRESS Center
What is Trauma-informed care (tic)? A program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed: • Realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; • Recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system; • Responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and • Seeks to actively resist re-traumatization A trauma-informed approach can be implemented in any type of service setting or organization. Fairfax County Trauma Informed Community Network SAMHSA 2015
Origin story for tic IN Fairfax county, Virginia and At HCD • 2015 – Trauma-Informed Community Network (TICN) was formed in Fairfax County • Fall 2016 – 3 representatives from the Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) attended a training for Health and Human Services leaders in high-stress, trauma-exposed work environments (facilitated by TICN and presented by Dr. Patricia Fisher, P.H.D.) • Spring 2017 – HCD created a trauma –informed organizational change plan as a result of training • Fall 2017 – Fairfax County Board of Supervisors designated Fairfax as a trauma-informed community
Elsa Falkenburger July 2018 Trauma Informed Community Building and Engagement
MENTALHEALTH EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PHYSICAL HEALTH TWO-GENERATION APPROACH DEEP COLLABORATION STRENGTH-BASED COACHING WHOLE FAMILY SUPPORT