Building a Trauma-Informed Texas
Welcome to TraumaInformedTexas.com. This webpage includes resources created in whole or in part by members of the Statewide Collaborative on Trauma-Informed Care (SCTIC) as well as resources from other state and national organizations. The SCTIC and the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families (Children’s Commission) do not endorse any particular training resource, modality, or curriculum. Materials and links found on this page are not an endorsement of any organizations or approaches. The materials should not be construed as an advisory or ruling by or from the Supreme Court of Texas on specific cases or legal issues. These materials are solely intended to address the improvement of the law, the legal system, and the administration of justice and are only included for informational purposes.
A trauma-informed Texas child welfare system serves every child and family with dignity and respect. Through this webpage, the SCTIC aims to provide information and resources so Texas can accelerate the many efforts across our state to bring a trauma-informed and equity lens to each child and family that interacts with the child welfare system.
What is the Statewide Collaborative on Trauma-Informed Care?
The SCTIC is a dedicated network of professionals and stakeholders invested in transforming the Texas child welfare system into a system that routinely views children and families as individuals who have experienced traumatic events. Under the leadership of the Children’s Commission, the SCTIC embarked on the first phase of its efforts in 2017 by developing objectives and strategies for moving the entire Texas child welfare system forward in a trauma-informed manner. Based on the SCTIC’s work, the Children’s Commission published Building a Trauma-Informed Child Welfare System: A Blueprint.
The Blueprint creates a roadmap for the Texas child welfare system to become trauma-informed and trauma-responsive and invites innovation and improvement in the approach to trauma-informed care in both the public and private sectors. The SCTIC Implementation Task Force provides a vehicle for implementing the Blueprint by organizing and collaborating on statewide and local efforts.