Creating a Trauma Resilient Community
Recognizing the impact of trauma on health and social outcomes, the health departments Healthy Families team focused efforts on obtaining funding to bring training on trauma-informed care to Oswego County. The agency applied to the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York for funding supporting trauma work to improve maternal and child health outcomes. In conjunction, Integrated Community Planning of Oswego County, Inc. presented the opportunity to further expand the reach of the project in Oswego County. Through this partnership, the Oswego County Trauma Informed Collaborative was born. In September 2018, 28 individuals from 19 different agencies and organizations began a learning collaborative, facilitated by the Institute on Trauma and Trauma Informed Care at the University of Buffalo School of Social Work and Buffalo Center for Social Research. Champion training led to the development of a cross sector collaboration of key-stakeholders, invested in providing education on the impact of trauma and promoting trauma-informed practices and approaches in Oswego County, with a vision of creating a trauma resilient community.
Current members of the collaborative include the following agencies and organizations:
- Catholic Charities of Oswego County
- Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County
- CiTi BOCES
- Integrated Community Planning of Oswego County, Inc.
- Liberty Resources
- Early Childhood FACE Center
- Oswego City-County Youth Bureau
- Oswego County Department of Social Services
- Oswego County Health Department
- Oswego County Legislature
- Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.
- Oswego County Probation
- Family Resource Center
- Salvation Army
- SUNY Oswego
- REACH CNY
For more information or to become involved, please contact Chantel Eckert at 315-349-3547, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Christina Wilson at 315-343-2344 ext. 19, or e-mail email@example.com.