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Brief Screening Tool Committee
Committee members have researched brief screening tool measures, selected the NC Project Broadcast Brief Trauma Screening Tool, and are currently collaborating with local DSS agencies to pilot use of this screening tool.
Committee Chair: Lisa Wright | lwright@grscan.com

Community Resilience Committee
The committee engages individuals and organizations who are working to build resilience at the community level utilizing a trauma-informed and equity lens to support these efforts. The Community Resilience Committee recently incorporated the Policy Committee and will be focusing on legislative efforts as well.
Committee Chairs: Olivya Wilson & Sarah Mersereau | owilson@grscan.com & smersereau@grscan.com

Healthcare Committee
The TICN Healthcare Committee is made up of 35 individuals representing local hospital systems, private pediatric practices, community health clinics, public health organizations, managed care, behavioral health hospitals, clinics, and more. Many of these organizations are at various stages of implementing trauma informed, and trauma responsive practices into their settings. This committee is utilized as a learning collaborative, where we can discuss challenges and barriers, and share our experiences, successes, and resources.
Committee Chair: Melissa McGinn | mmcginn@grscan.com

Legal & Courts Committee
The Legal & Courts Committee is focusing on efforts to enhance trauma-informed practices within legal and court related agencies in the Greater Richmond area.
Committee Chairs:  Lisa Wright & Anthony Jackson | lwright@grscan.com

Outcomes Committee
Committee members assist in the development of an evaluation plan to measure the collective impact and value of the TICN in our community. Evaluation is focused on the design and implementation of the TICN and assessing changes in how individuals, organizations, and/or systems function and interact as a result.
Committee Chairs: Sarah Mersereau & Charlotte Eure | smersereau@grscan.com & ceure@grscan.com

Schools Committee
Committee members are focused on working within schools and universities to ensure that personnel are prepared to work effectively with students who have experienced trauma. The committee’s work is organized through two work groups: (1) Pre-K-12 work group, which concentrates on training and technical assistance to schools on trauma and on trauma-informed approaches to education, and (2) Universities work group, which is designed to assist faculty and administrators in Schools/Colleges of Education to understand childhood trauma and to include content on trauma in their preparation of future teachers, school counselors, and administrators.
Committee Chair: Margo Buchanan | mbuchana@rvaschools.net

Workforce Development Committee
Committee members have researched trauma-informed programs within universities across the U.S., developed recommendations for one local university’s school social work and are working to improve access to ongoing trauma-focused treatment training to increase access for families to quality mental health services.
Committee Chair: Bethany Imbody | bethany.imbody@dss.virginia.gov


*For additional information about committee and subcommittee accomplishments, please go to the  Reports section*

 

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