What is a trauma-informed network?
Columbia Pacific wants to address trauma and increase resilience. That’s why we promote trauma-informed methods in local systems and sectors.
Both Clatsop and Columbia counties have trauma-informed networks:
- Resilience Clatsop County
- Columbia County Childhood Trauma-Informed Network (CTIN)
Both of these are CTINs. They work to:
- Join providers and organizations to prevent and heal childhood trauma.
- Help kids and their parents be more resilient.
- Support countywide efforts toward integrated, trauma-informed care (TIC).
- Build resilient communities supported by strong local investment plans.
Who are the members?
Networks include people from key sectors:
- Health care (e.g., public health, substance use treatment, etc.)
- Education (e.g., school districts, Head Start, etc.)
- Child welfare (e.g., foster care, CASA, DHS, etc.)
- Economic (e.g., Employment Department, etc.)
- Community (e.g., United Way, libraries, faith groups, etc.)
- Justice (e.g., law enforcement, juvenile court, etc.)
What does each CTIN do?
- Improve trauma-informed strategies.
- Promote TIC across sectors and services.
- Facilitate TIC across local systems and organizations.
- Bring local TIC and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) champions together.
- Raise awareness and knowledge throughout the county, of:
- Trauma-informed practices
- Efforts to build resilience
- Help people understand how trauma and chronic stress affect:
- Brain development
- Kids’ capacity to learn
To learn more, contact Angel Escobedo, MPA, Senior Program Development Specialist.