Trauma-Informed  Care Consortium  of  Central Texas

"Building a Community of Care  for Children, Families and Providers"

   March 2018 Newsletter
Table of Contents
Next TICC Meeting
Featured Article- Recap: The Missing Piece of the Trauma Conversation- Race-based Trauma
Featured TICC Member Initiative- YWCA Community Partnership Initiative
Featured Conference- TNOYS Conference Offers Unique Opportunity to Learn Alongside Youth
TICC Members

Spotlight on the Center for Child Protection

For more information about CCP, please check out their website here.

The Center for Child Protections welcomes community agencies to engage in trainings related to the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) with free CEU's! Our trainings offer information on how to incorporate the concepts of NMT into work with children and caregivers. A description of the trainings are listed below.    

To access more about NMT trainings, please click here .

Upcoming Trainings
*Please check our website ( for on-going updates and additions to our trainings calendar!





Empowered to Connect


F eaturing Dr. Bruce Perry

May 10-11, 2018
Saint Anthony Hotel
San Antonio, TX
April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month

Check out these resources for more information:

For help, contact 
1-800- 656-HOPE
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The Trauma-Informed Care Consortium is funded by:

St. David's Foundation
TICC Announcements

Please join TICC for our next quarterly meeting:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Lunch will be provided
WorkForce Solutions, 6505 Airport Blvd. 
Austin, TX 78752

The purpose of the Trauma-Informed Organizational Readiness Survey is to assess the continuum of trauma-informed care in the community. Whether your agency is trauma-informed, wants to be trauma-informed, or even if it is outside the mission of the work that is provided, your input is invaluable. This survey will assess your organization's trauma-informed care initiative for all of 2017. 

In order to prepare to complete the survey, please select one person from your central Texas organization, agency, or school to complete the survey. 

To complete this survey please go here:
Featured Article
Recap: The Missing Piece of the Trauma Conversation - 
Race-based Trauma 
by Earley Ullrich, LCSW-S, RPT-S

On February 26, 2018, 134 people attended the training where Tanya Rollins, MSW, presented on The Missing Piece of the Trauma Conversation - Race-based Trauma. This training was organized by TICC and was held at the Center for Child Protection.  

Ms. Rollins defines race-based trauma as the "cumulative negative impact of racism on the lives of people of color. Encompassing the emotional, psychological, health, economic and social effects of multigenerational and historical trauma. Relates to the damaging effects of ongoing societal and racial aggressions, internalized racism, overt racist experiences, discrimination and oppression within the lives of people of color. When repetitive and unresolved, these experiences rooted in racism can create severe emotional pain and distress that can overwhelm a person's and community's ability to cope."

To access the remainder of the article, click here.
Featured TICC Member Initiative
YWCA Community Partnership Initiative
By  Angela-Jo Touza-Medina, M.A., LL.M. 

Last year Chief of Police Manley was one  of our featured speakers at Countering Hate Community Dialogue, an event prompted by the tragic events in Charlottesville that shed light on the racism, sexism and hate that this nation has tried to deny and diminish. Since then and as a result of the events success and on-going training requests from the community YWCA Greater Austin's has launched its 2018-2020 Community Partnership Initiative.

YW Volunteer and Training Institute will be providing local community-based, non-profit and educational organizations an opportunity to receive free training and professional development for up to 12 of their staff and volunteers annually.

Featured Conference

TNOYS Conference Offers Unique Opportunity to Learn Alongside Youth 
by Lara O'Toole, LMSW

At the crosshairs of research on resilience, positive youth development, and recovery from trauma as well as best practice models like trauma-informed care, peer support, and restorative justice is the idea that youth can and must speak for themselves, and work alongside us. That's why, for the first time in 35 years, Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) is fully integrating youth into its annual conference, taking place June 5-8 in Houston. For over three decades, TNOYS' annual conference has been bringing youth services professionals cutting-edge learning opportunities to help strengthen their work. This year will be no exception, as attendees are invited to learn, network, and have fun alongside young attendees throughout the event.

To access the remainder of the article, click here.
Upcoming Opportunity
Call for Presenters

Present at PIP
PIP is a great venue to share your knowledge, skills and research. Help shape the conference agenda by proposing learning sessions that are innovative, insightful, engaging, and would equip participants with tools or knowledge in areas including:
  • Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention
  • Community Collaboration/Collective Impact
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Cultural Competency
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Ethics
  • Family Engagement
  • Family Violence Awareness
  • Home Visiting
  • Juvenile Delinquency Prevention
  • Leadership and Management
Sessions will be 75 minutes in length. Conference organizers intend to award 1.25 hours of continuing education credit for each eligible session. Applicants interested in presenting multiple workshops must submit separate proposals for each one.

Submission deadline is March 15, 2018 and finalists will be notified by the end of May. To learn more, visit the Call for Presenters page.  

This year's conference will be held September 25-27, 2018 at the Arlington Convention Center. Our 2018 theme - Teaming Up for Texas Families - is a rallying cry for reducing child abuse, enhancing school readiness, improving social-emotional and physical health, and strengthening communities.
TICC  Members 
Seanna Crosbie
Austin Child Guidance Center
Renee Calder Encinias
Organizational Members
A World For Children - Keri Cooper, Megan Light
Any Baby Can - Jenny Baldwin, Dyann Avila
Armstrong Community Music School - Margaret Perry, Sarah Beth Gooding
Asian Family Support Services of Austin - Doan Phan
Austin Achieve Public Schools - Kali Fagnant, Ashcon Habibi
Austin Child Guidance Center - Seanna Crosbie, Stephen Kolar, Andrea Ciceri, Earley Ullrich, Sara Walters
Austin Children's Shelter - Sarah Rees
Austin ISD - Kathy Palomo, Kimberly Bird
Austin Oaks Hospital - Meg Haden, Angelica Reyes
Austin Shelter for Women and Children - Stacy Schwarz
Austin Voices for Education and Youth - Julie Weeks, Louise Hanks
Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County - Victoria Huerta Rodriguez
Bell/Lampasas County CSCD - Katie Martin
Cardea- Lori Pelliccia, Vanessa Sarria
Care Options For Kids - Kevin Worwood
CASA of Travis Co.  - Brooke Hathaway, Stephanie Weiss
Casey Family Programs - Michael Martinez, Erin Foley
Center for Child Protection - Karina Garcia, Miriam Jansky
Center for Survivors of Torture- Russ Adams, Sally Daguer
Child and Family Research Institute at UT School of Social Work - Beth Gerlach
Child Inc.- Jerica Owukori-Dykes, Adriana Vasquez
Communities for Recovery - Robin Peyson
Communities in Schools of Central Texas - Kelly Smith, Kris Downing
Community Advancement Network (CAN) - Raul Alvarez, Carlos Soto
CommunitySync- Suzanne Hershey
Department of Family & Protective Services - Irina Meza, Lauren Bledsoe
DePelchin Children's Center - Aaron Oeser
Eanes ISD and Westlake High School- Katie Bryant
Easter Seals Central Texas - Jessica Portilla
El Buen Samaritano - Donna Shanor, Debbie Del Valle
Family Service Association - Ron Flores
Georgetown Independent School District- Jennifer Ashman-Porter, Laura Roberton
Georgetown Psychological Services, PLLC - Amanda Johnson
Greater San Marcos Youth Council - Julia Ramsay New, Nena Meadows
Helping Hand Home - Micki Marquardt, Charalotte Crary
Integral Care - Bridget Speer
Kids in a New Groove - Carmen Gattis, Charlene Warnock
KIPP Austin Collegiate High School - Natalie Riggins
LifeWorks - Rob Thurlow, Camille Clark
Literacy Coalition of Central Texas- Adam Benden, Ashlee Kraus
Lone Star Circle of Care- Ashley Carroll, Rebecca Richardson
Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project- Glenaan O'Neil, Seve Kale
NAMI Austin - Karen Ranus, Jessica Miller
Out Youth - Sarah Kapostasy, Aubrey Wilkerson
Parent Representative - Andrea Melendez
People's Community Clinic - Celina F. Nance, Leslee Perez
Pflugerville ISD - Vicky Esparza-Gregory
Phoenix House - Meredith Mullens, Sara Mounzer
Refugee Services of Texas - Erica Schmidt-Portnoy, Joanna Mendez
Round Rock ISD- Marcie McEachin, Annwen Stewart
SAFE Alliance - Abigail Sharp
SafePlace, a partner agency of SAFE - Barbara Ball, Linda Herbert
Sage Recovery & Wellness Center - Sapna Aggarwal, Angela Bowers
Samaritan Center - Gretchen Johnson Rees, Carlos Rivera
Seedling Foundation - Falba Turner
Seton Healthcare Family - Angela Nguyen, Valerie Rosen
Southwest Key Programs - Johanna Cresswell Baez, Hillary England
Spirit Reins - Rhonda Smith
STARRY - Renee Cameron, Heather Riley
Superior Healthplan- Karen Rogers, Lorraine Martinez
Texas CASA - Sarah Crockett
Texas Family Voice Network - Candace Aylor, Barbara Granger
Texas Network of Youth Services - Lara O'Toole, Christine Gendron
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid- Terry Secrest
The Austin Stone Counseling Center - Jason Kovacs, Andrew Dealy
The Settlement Home - Jessica McKay, Michelle Spikes
Travis County Collaborative for Children - Katy Sauer, Rachel Dow
Travis County Health & Human Services & Veteran Services - Christinia Kuehn, Corie Cormie
Travis County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3- Judge Susan Steeg, Michael Gallardo
United Way for Greater Austin - Joelynn Avendano
University of Texas - University Charter School - Nicole Whetstone, Melissa Chavez
Upbring - Stacie Campbell, Amy Knop-Narbutis
Williamson County Juvenile Services - Lynn Kessel
Workforce Solutions Child Care Services- Michelle Crawford, Susan Helfeld
YWCA Greater Austin - Laura Gomez-Horton, Maya Amos
Newsletter Committee
Earley Ullrich - Newsletter Liaison
Jessica McKay
Membership and Marketing Committee
Sarah Rees - Committee Liaison
Samantha Haynes, Kevin Schoenberger, Kevin Worwood, Raul Alvarez, Carlos Soto, Natalie Riggins, Kay Mailander, Erica Schmidt, Sapna Aggarwal,  Candace Aylor
Trauma Screening Committee
Bridget Speer, Angelica Reyes, Annette Pelletier, Michael Martinez, Karina Garcia, Linda Ramsey, Kelly Smith, Micki Marquardt, Natalie Riggins, Abigail Sharp, Barbara Ball, Sarah Crockett, Alison Bentley
Website Committee
Stephen Kolar - Website Liaison
Candace Aylor