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Table 1 Community Capacity-Building Strategies used to Develop Trauma Resilient Communities among Nine Regionally Based Partnerships in Los Angeles County

From: Developing trauma resilient communities through community capacity-building

Strategy 1: Building Trauma-Resilient Families employs outreach and engagement to caregivers with young children ages 0–5 who have experienced trauma and/or are at risk for trauma. Activities focus on enhancing the caregiver-child relationship, creating a connection with the community, and increasing knowledge about the impact of trauma on development and available community resources and services.
Strategy 2: Trauma-Informed Psychoeducation and Support for School Communities focuses on developing training curriculums for Early Care/Education (EC/E) staff and school personnel to increase knowledge of behaviors and symptoms of stress and trauma, as well as trauma-informed coping techniques.
Strategy 3: Transition Age Youth (TAY) Support Network employs youth peers to conduct outreach and engagement other youth ages 16–25 years old who may be socially disconnected and at risk of and/or experiencing mental illness or homelessness related to trauma.
Strategy 4: Coordinated Employment within a Community is developing a network of community businesses that will offer job opportunities and skills training for youth, adults, and older adults with employment goals who have experienced trauma and/or are at risk for trauma or homelessness.
Strategy 5: Community Integration for Individuals with a Mental Illness with Recent Incarcerations or Who Were Diverted from the Justice System provides community supports to facilitate community reintegration for youth, adults, and older adults who have experienced trauma or mental illness and histories of incarcerations or juvenile justice system.
Strategy 6: Geriatric Empowerment Model (GEM) establishes a Senior Empowerment Center, which provides supportive services and education for older adults (60+) who are currently experiencing homelessness and/or trauma from being homeless.
Strategy 7: Culturally Competent Activities for Multigenerational Families Experiencing Trauma addresses community or societally induced intergenerational trauma through culturally appropriate outreach, education and engagement, and non-traditional culturally relevant family healing activities.