VISION: A CERTIFIED
TRAUMA INFORMED CARE BEXAR COUNTY
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2021 Consortium Quarterly Meetings Schedule


2:00pm-4:00pm

January 27
April 28
July 28
October 27

Save the dates!

Information about the meeting and links to join will be sent.

Happy Holidays!

MESSAGE FROM
THE TRI-CHAIRS:
A little more than 2 years ago we wrote our vision of a certified trauma informed care Bexar County. The achievements of the last
2 1/2 years is truly amazing. We are grateful and hopeful.

2021 brings new hope and new challenges.

We are hopeful to achieve our vision in 2021, but we will never stop expanding that vision. Community resilience.
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Please note this important addition to the newsletter

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: https://utsa.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2mKTfG2OpFcyrvn 



ONLINE INTEREST FORM TO SIGN UP FOR TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION



FOCUS ON THE FIELD

Congratulations to Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, our Steering Committee member and co-leader of our Youth Development and Afterschool Sector Workgroup!




Have an agency or a local leader you want to recognize? Please send Cheryl Weise an email about agencies and leaders in the field. I'd like to interview you and highlight your agency about the good work being done in the Bexar County area.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

Understanding the Science of Childhood Trauma and Its Impact on Students
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Please join us for a training focused on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Resiliency.
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About The Training. Join us on a deep dive on racial trauma and justice in light of the COVID-19 crisis. In this racial trauma-informed, social justice-oriented training, Sam Lee, LPC and Melody Li, LMFT offer historical context, cultural insight, and clinical guidance on how to support Asian clients and Communities of Color. inclusivetherapists.store
Trauma and Young Children: What Every Early Educator Needs to Know, by Sarah Erdman - Early Childhood Webinars

Early Childhood Educators in every setting are becoming more aware of the presence of trauma and its wide-reaching effect on children. Well, trauma is in the lives of young children.


CONSORTIUM MANAGEMENT TEAM
Interested in joining a workgroup? Contact a consortium manager listed below:
Angelica Valle (The Children's Shelter). click to email
She provides support to the full consortium in concert with the other team members.

Connie Soria (The City of San Antonio/COSA). click to email
She works with:
  • Medical/Hospitals workgroup
  • Government/Strategic Communications workgroup
  • Higher Education workgroup
  • Mental Health/Behavioral Health workgroup
Miranda Cushman (Voices for Children) click here to email
Will work with:
  • Education PreK-12 workgroup
  • Early Care and Education workgroup
  • Youth Development/Afterschool workgroup
  • Faith Based workgroup
Cheryl Weise (The Children's Shelter) click to email
She works with:
  • Child Welfare/Foster Care workgroup
  • Family Support Services workgroup
  • Philanthropy workgroup
  • Justice Systems workgroup
  • Newsletter/Website/Twitter
South Texas Trauma Informed Care Consortium