Trauma Informed Community Network (TICN) is a program of Children’s Trust.

The Roanoke Valley Trauma Informed Community Network (TICN) was born in early 2020 from a partnership of five organizations, guided by The National Council of Behavioral Health, who committed to transforming how they serve their communities and take care of their staff. By understanding the impact & prevalence of trauma, and adverse childhood childhood events (ACEs), we can build understanding, compassion, and resiliency across all sectors.  

The Roanoke Valley TICN is anchored by Children’s Trust, which has committed to be the backbone agency, and now includes 20+ organizations across committees and roles. Our mission is to continue to provide resources, learning-collaboratives, education, and support to organizations and individuals seeking to deepen their understanding of the human condition.  

First Learning Cohort: 

  • United Way
  • Family Service of Roanoke Valley
  • Roanoke County Dept. of Social Services
  • Blue Ridge Behavioral Health 
  • Children’s Trust

There are lots of way to get involved!
Click here to visit our ACEs Connection page.

You can …

  • Request a Trauma Basics training for your team or attend a public workshop
  • Sign up for our newsletter 
  • Attend one of our community meetings 
  • Join one of our committees to help support the activity of the network
  • Find more resources about ACEs and Trauma Informed Care. 
  • Join our Learning Collaborative, where organizations seek to implement Trauma Informed Care for their staff and the communities they serve with the support of similar organizations.