Trauma Informed Community Development

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.

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