Mission & Goals
The Thriving Communities Collaborative mission is to build a movement of powerful, informed citizens who integrate trauma informed principles into their lives and organizations in order to promote thriving communities and systemic change.
- Stimulate and support those who work in youth- and family- serving systems to reform systemic behaviors, procedures and structures to reflect trauma-informed practice.
- Mobilize and inform members of the community, including youth and families, about the sources of trauma, sources of resilience, and trauma-informed daily practice leveraging media such as the Wounded Places video and best practices in community engagement.
- Provide, advance, promote and generate training and professional development opportunities across the community to heighten the capacity of systems to leverage the knowledge gained from ACES awareness and to engage in trauma-informed practice.
- Impact how funding is being used and how legislation and policies are being developed in order to further drive systemic change through incorporation of trauma informed principles.