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Institute for Trauma-Informed Care

Institute for Trauma-Informed Care

About Us

In October 2019, the City of San Antonio selected University Health to provide trauma-informed training and technical assistance to other health care organizations for the Trauma-Informed San Antonio project.

University Health established the Institute for Trauma-Informed Care in January of 2020. The Institute provides training, technical assistance and coaching opportunities to organizations that want to become certified in Trauma-Informed Care (TIC).

The Institute’s efforts are tailored to the culture and unique health needs of San Antonio.

Our Mission

Trauma-Informed San Antonio will educate the community on the importance of being trauma-informed, describing what it means to be trauma-informed, and recognizing organizations and agencies that are trauma-informed in the county and the state.

Key functions and services

  • Partner with the Consortium to align TIC efforts in San Antonio by promoting a community vision, shared definition and common language.
  • Ensure San Antonio’s approach to delivering TIC reflects the community’s unique culture and demographic characteristics.
  • Provide cross-sector education and training on trauma and TIC to promote increased awareness and drive a citywide culture change.
  • Promote the use of trauma-informed best practices, across a variety of community sectors, that align with the community’s needs.
  • Provide assessment, training, technical assistance and coaching to organizations that want to become trauma-informed.
  • Certify and recertify organizations that have a process in place to ensure the principles of TIC are consistently employed.

Our Partners

City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District logo  South Texas trauma informed care consortium logo  The Ecumenical Center for Education Counseling Health logo
 
Trauma-Informed Care Awareness Month

May is Trauma-Informed Care awareness month. The Institute for Trauma-Informed Care at University Health has partnered with various organizations around San Antonio to provide trainings, events and film screenings for the public.