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Working to mitigate the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences by creating a Certified Trauma-Informed Care Bexar County.

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.

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


    (1) In collaboration with the South Texas Trauma Informed Care Consortium, Drs. Megan Piel and Monica Lawson at UTSA are conducting a survey to better understand trauma-informed practices and the impact of COVID-19 on child and family serving agencies in Bexar County. The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and no personally identifiable information will be collected.

    We hope you consider participating as your feedback will inform our efforts to create a trauma-informed community of support for children and families in Bexar County. Please also share this survey link with colleagues both at your agency and at other agencies that would be interested in participating.

    Please click on the link below to participate in this survey:

    Click here to take the short survey


    (2) Please join us for a training focused on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Resiliency.  

    click here for ACEs Training