The Statewide Collaborative on Trauma-Informed Care endeavors to raise awareness about Trauma-Informed Care through training and educational opportunities; to lead a statewide collaborative to create a trauma-informed and trauma-responsive child welfare system that better meets the needs of children families who have experienced trauma; and to partner with other Texas and national trauma-informed workgroups and collaboratives.
In July 2017, the Children’s Commission launched the Statewide Collaborative on Trauma-Informed Care (SCTIC) to elevate trauma-informed policy and practices in the Texas child welfare system by creating a statewide strategy to support system reform, organizational leadership, cross-systems collaboration, and community-led efforts with data-informed initiatives. The SCTIC centered its first phase of work around these four concepts with the goal of developing a plan for transforming the child welfare system.
Based on the work of the SCTIC during the development phase, the Children’s Commission published a final report in February 2019 entitled Building a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System: A Blueprint. The Trauma Blueprint provides a roadmap for the Texas child welfare system to become trauma-informed and trauma-responsive and invites innovation and improvement in the approach to trauma-informed care in both the public and private sectors.
The SCTIC work continued under the guidance of an Implementation Task Force. Recently, through a grant partnership with the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies, the SCTIC work has focused on supporting several court sites to implement trauma-informed projects in child protection courts. Each court site has a lead judge who has convened a court team made of key collaborative partners to implement projects with the goal of addressing child and family safety through a trauma-informed lens.
To view current resources please visit TraumaInformedTexas.com.
Please visit the sections below to learn more about current projects or visit the Reports & Resources page for recent publications.