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Pittsburgh, PA 15219
As informed by the lived experience of trauma, both personal and collective, Trauma Informed Community Development is a framework that establishes and promotes resilient healing and healthy communities so that people can be healthy enough to sustain opportunity and realize their potential.
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- A Movement Across the Nation
- An Engine of Social Change
In 2012, community members from the faith based community began to engage the Hill District in a wider conversation about Community Trauma. This engagement was in partnership with Duquesne University and culminated in a Consultative Workshop in 2014.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, as a result of these conversations, began to work in partnership with these local community members to develop a technically advanced method to evaluate the health and wellbeing and resilience in the community. These partnerships resulted in a confluence of strategies that have become the basis for Trauma Informed Community Development (TICD).
As informed by the lived experience of trauma, both personal and collective, TICD is a framework that establishes and promotes healthy resilience communities so that people can be healthy enough to sustain opportunities and realize their potential.