What is a Trauma Informed Community?

A trauma informed community recognizes the signs of trauma and works collectively to address trauma through:

  • Empowering residents
  • Building healthy relationships
  • Implementing trauma informed policies and practices
  • Reducing re-traumatization through agency collaboration and support services.

Winnebago County Trauma Informed Community Mission:

To become a trauma informed community which recognizes the collective impact of adverse experiences and fosters resiliency and well-being in its residents.