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"Trauma-Informed Care Virtual Summit 0-5 Providers"


When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, educators found themselves in a frenzy for professional development, particularly in Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), as fear, predictions, and anxiety spread by either misinformation (or disinformation). Since 2020, many educators and social service agencies have embraced the concept of being 'trauma-informed.' I had the privilege of being part of a remarkable team of advocates and agencies that successfully lobbied for Hawaiʻi to become a 'TIC State' through legislation, establishing the Office of Wellness and Resilience. While there's been a noticeable uptake of TIC principles in individual practices and classroom settings, governmental bodies, educational institutions, and social service agencies haven't uniformly implemented policies to embody a 'trauma-informed organization' ethos. Essentially, the message seems to be: 'Apply TIC strategies to your students/clients, but as an organization, we're not fully committed to TIC principles.' This creates a wonky disconnect. Please join me at this workshop at  the “Kahewai 0-5 TIC Virtual Summit” April 18th and 19th, I am putting a play on words, with the social media platform TikTok to explore this issue, proposing a shift from 'trauma-informed care' to 'trauma-organizational change'—a play on words I'm dubbing 'TIC-TOC.' How do we bridge this gap effectively?"

Here is a link to register for the conference:

This conference is highly recommended for 0-5 providers (or if you are the parent/caregiver of young child) who wish to employ TIC strategies.

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