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What is the GRTICN?

The Greater Richmond TICN was formed in the fall of 2012 and is currently comprised of over 500 members from more than 160 different organizations. The GRTICN aims to build a more equitable, safe, trauma-informed, and resilient community by informing, supporting, and elevating the Greater Richmond (VA) region. GRTICN’s mission is driven by the following priorities: preventing and mitigating the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); advancing trauma-informed practice and policies; and advocating for trauma-informed system change.

We believe in:

A Whole-Community Approach: We consider environmental, cultural, and societal factors in order to serve all community members with compassion, humility, and respect.

A Trauma-informed Lens: We cultivate emotional, psychological, and physical safety for all community members through education, advocacy, and support.

Social Justice & Equity: We celebrate difference, acknowledge racism and other forms of systemic and historical oppression, and operate through an equity lens.

Inclusive Membership: We foster diversity and inclusion as we co-create a network that is inviting and safe for everyone and where everyone’s voice can be heard.

Cross-Sector Collaboration: We honor partnerships and collaborations with community members and organizations across all systems and sectors.

Growth & Innovation: We strive to identify and remain adaptive to the needs of the community.

Who leads the GRTICN? 

Greater Richmond SCAN leads and convenes member agencies on a regular basis to implement trauma-informed practices throughout the Greater Richmond area. Melissa McGinn, Director of Community Programs, and Lisa Wright, Trauma-Focused Treatment (TFT) Program Coordinator, are the SCAN staff members who lead this initiative, with support from Charlotte Eure, Community Programs Communications Coordinator.

How do I get involved?  

If you’re in the Greater Richmond region and interested in joining the GRTICN, contact Lisa Wright at lwright@grscan.com

Outside of the Greater Richmond region? If you’re interested in starting your own TICN or learning more about TICNs in your area, please contact SCAN’s Community Programs Director, Melissa McGinn, at mmcginn@grscan.com or (804) 647-4541

Want to learn more?

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Thank you to the following funders for their support of the Greater Richmond TICN:

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