SOUTH TEXAS TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE CONSORTIUM
The South Texas Trauma-Informed Care Consortium is a collaboration between The Children’s Shelter, Voices for Children and City of San Antonio Metro Health Department (The Partners). The consortium brings together community participants who are committed to addressing the impact of trauma. The Consortium’s goals are:
- To educate the community about trauma, about the damage of trauma and re-traumatization, and about how widespread trauma-related damage is
- To raise awareness of the importance of being trauma informed.
- To build a resilient community and mitigate the effects of trauma related damage
What is Trauma Informed Care?
Trauma Informed Care is an organizational approach that understands and responds to the life-long potential impacts of trauma in the families that we serve.
A Trauma Informed Care Approach emphasizes the physical, psychological and emotional safety for clients/work force/participants/patients and providers to assist trauma survivors to strengthen their resiliency, gain their empowerment and thrive.
Rather than asking “what is wrong with you?”, a trauma informed care approach asks, “what has happened to you, and how can we help?”
Upcoming Events and Food for Thought
General Consortium meeting
Our feature presentation will be:
SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: A FRAMEWORK FOR TRAUMA INFORMED CARE
given by Mary Garr, President and CEO of Family Service Association
The meeting is free, but you must register to get the link to the Zoom Webinar meeting.