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Pottstown Trauma Informed Community Connection

The evaluation is a mixed methods, multi-level evaluation of a community-wide intervention to build a trauma-informed community in greater Pottstown, PA. The evaluation uses a community- based participatory research approach to evaluate the processes and outcomes of a community coalition, the Pottstown Trauma-Informed Community Connection (PTICC), that seeks to increase the use of trauma-informed practices in schools, early childhood settings, families, law enforcement, and various service systems. With funding from various foundations, PTICC conducts community-based training in trauma awareness and trauma-informed practices, builds trauma-responsive service networks, develops community-wide messaging about trauma, and infuses trauma-informed practices in the school district.