Trauma-Informed Community Building

Author: Bridge Housing Corporation (2018)

Bridge Housing Corporation. (2018). Trauma-informed community building.


This paper explores common barriers to participation in community-building efforts due to exposure to trauma and violence. The resource also presents the Trauma Informed Community Building (TICB) model, which was developed as a holistic approach to community engagement, recognizing the impact of community trauma.

Potential use

This resource is most relevant to organizations beginning a community development project and those looking for a trauma-informed model to help with community engagement and enhance participation from community members. It may be most useful to organizations looking to foster social cohesion and community resiliency, particularly those working alongside low-income communities, and housing projects.

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