Quad Cities Trauma Informed Consortium

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Meeting Schedule & Meeting Link

The Quad Cities Trauma-Informed Consortium meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Webex.

Consortium meetings will resume in Fall 2024. New schedule coming soon!

Equity Speaker's Bureau

Often, when we hear the word "trauma" our first thought is a traumatic event, such as a car accident or assault, or one of the 10 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). In actuality, trauma encompasses much more than just these two things. Although it may be easier to recognize, prevent, and treat ACEs, our current understanding of trauma requires us to dig deeper. Creating healing communities requires us to move beyond "household" trauma to recognize the systems that have created and perpetuated these issues.

We need to work together to understand and combat the environmental and community based challenges that have created the social context for individual trauma. The Quad Cities Trauma-Informed Consortium is committed to broadening the community conversation about these issues through the Equity Speaker's Bureau.

2024-2025 Equity Speaker's Bureau Schedule

QCTIC Social Media

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QCTIC History

The Quad Cities Trauma-Informed Consortium (QCTIC) started as a collaboration between Family Resources, EveryChild, and United Way Quad Cities in 2014. Since then, the QCTIC has engaged and educated the Quad Cities area on trauma-informed care, provided comprehensive trainings, increased sector representation, and created lasting partnerships.

In 2020, EveryChild lost the funding that allowed them to serve as the fiscal agent and facilitating organization for the Consortium. Therefore, the Consortium needed a "backbone organization" to provide leadership for the QCTIC movement. Visit the "What Are We Doing Now?" tab to learn more about our backbone organization and current efforts.

What Are We Doing Now? Awareness, Education and Implementation

No matter what size your organization or program is, you are a key part of creating a healing Quad Cities. Determine where your organization or program is on your trauma-informed journey and join us to take the next step! 

Where Are You on the Trauma-Informed Journey?

Our Steering Committee

The Quad Cities Trauma-Informed Consortium has a Steering Committee comprised of the following members:

View the QCTIC Steering Committee Charter to learn more about the Steering Committee's purpose, scope of work, member expectations, and structure.

Collective Impact

To create a community of healing, we don't all need to be in the same place, but we do need to be moving in the same direction. The Quad Cities Area Trauma-Informed Consortium aims to facilitate and support a collective impact vision for preventing trauma by developing, implementing and evaluating trauma-informed care practices across our community. This requires a common agenda, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities and continuous communication.

Referred to as Collective Impact, this framework involves a network of community members, organizations, and institutions who advance equity by learning together, aligning, and integrating their actions to achieve population and systems level change.

The collective impact framework is based upon the understanding that no single policy, government entity, or organization can tackle or solve these deeply entrenched social problems alone. Moving beyond a partnership or collaboration, collective impact calls for a longstanding commitment between multiple organizations all working toward a common goal. Find out more about Collective Impact at the links listed above.

 

Training Opportunities

Through the collaborative efforts of the QC Trauma-Informed Consortium, thousands of Quad Citizens received over 500 hours worth of training in Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Care since the Consortium's inception. Thank you to our many trainers, funders and participants for joining the Healing movement!

Are you ready to bring a training to your organization or community group? Find out what is available for you!

Health and Human Services Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities for Schools 

Free Upcoming Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Trainings

If you work or volunteer with people in any capacity, you need to know the facts about the most important public health study ever conducted – the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. Almost two-thirds of American citizens have been exposed to at least one Adverse Childhood Experience. Find out how this impacts development, education, work and health – well into adulthood. The research around ACEs will change the way you think about the challenges our society faces and how we can create a more resilient community.

This training is intended to raise awareness for students or new professionals in the health and human services field in any entry level or direct service position.

Training schedule coming soon!

Contact Information

For more information about the QCTIC, contact our Trauma-Informed Care Systems Coordinator and Change Agent, Lindsey Schneider, at lschnei@iastate.edu or (563)359-7577.

 

Are you looking for an easy way to share information about trauma-informed care? Check out the infographics below!

ACEs and Health Risks

Benefits of TIC

Children's Health and ACEs

Collective Impact

CTIPP Infographics

Four Layers of Trauma

Trauma and Health Equity

Trauma as a Public Health Issue

Children and Families
Education
Systemic Trauma