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Annual TIC Conference

The Annual Psychological Trauma & Juvenile Justice Conference provides education/training on current research and practice trends by brining national speakers to Iowa. Local and regional initiatives are also highlighted to demonstrate how organizations can implement trauma informed practices throughout the larger system.

TIC Project Success Stories

TIC Project Related Publications
America’s Job Honor Awards celebrates people who overcome barriers to employment, and the employers who hire them. The 2018 Employer Award goes to a TIC Project Stakeholder member, Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines. The following is taken from Job Honors announcement,"Broadlawns Medical Center is located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Central Iowa, in the heart of a diverse multi-cultural community. “We look at Broadlawns as the anchor for the North side,” says President & CEO Jody Jenner, “as an organization that can give this part of the community hope.” To improve the health and economic vitality of the local neighborhood, Broadlawns collaborated with Urban Dreams and Central Iowa HealthWorks to launch TECH and TEACH: programs that offer training and potential employment to people with barriers including criminal convictions. “Broadlawns opened the door for me and changed the trajectory of my life,” says Saleem Hamilton, healthcare tech at Broadlawns, “It’s like the butterfly effect: many lives are affected in so many different ways.” View the video
Mid Iowa Health, a TIC Project Stakeholder, has published a report on how the ACE study sparked action to improve our community health. Many of the agencies who are highlighted are also TIC Project Stakeholders
The Iowa Job Honor Awards, an initiative aimed at recognizing Iowans who have overcome barriers to employment, has announced its top honorees for 2017.
A Guide to Workplace Bullying (from UK) which provides very helpful advice and information for people who may have experienced or continue to experience bullying or discrimination at work.
Cathy Beck-Cross, a TIC Project Stakeholder and Associate Professor of Social Work; Social Work Program Director/Department Chair at Grand View University, embeds teaching trauma informed care into the Social Work curriculum and encourages it throughout the University. Now the University has launched the Emergency Grant Program to help students in times of unexpected stressful situations. This program exemplifies practicing trauma informed care.(Source: Grand View University)
Four representatives from a local high school joined us for our annual TIC conference this year. They highlighted their programming at the high school regarding Trauma Informed Care and ACEs. Great work, SCAVO! Keep it up, you certainly are a champion!
Throughout America, many public and private organizations help people obtain meaningful employment by providing technical and life skills training. Their clients frequently have significant barriers to employment, including criminal histories, physical or intellectual disabilities, and a lack of marketable skills. These workforce development agencies provide an opportunity to break the cycle of low-paying jobs and welfare reliance. It’s important to spread the word about these organizations so people know where to go for help. America's Job Honor Awards illuminates the path out of poverty by sharing success stories. America Job Honor Awards thinks it is time to celebrate a new kind of HERO! Kyle Horn is the Founder & Director of the Iowa Job Honor Awards. This video tells about one story of Edward Roberson from Iowa.
The 5th Judicial Unit of the Department of Corrections has made several changes to improve services and include Trauma Informed practices. Here you will find a PDF of quotes from several staff members sharing their changes. The work the 5th Judicial Unit has done is to be commended! Way to go!!!