Thank You To Our Partners!
Thank you to the following organizations and representatives of our Stategic Advisory Team. We can’t wait to see this list grow as we form our grassroots coalition!
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey
Teaching trauma training programs
In close collaboration, United Way and Lakeside Global Initiative developed, deployed and scaled a systematic trauma training program to provide our region with the resources and tools necessary to understand trauma. These programs are tailored for different audiences, including parents, educators and behavioral health specialists. By realizing the widespread impact of trauma and by learning the signs and symptoms of ACEs through our programs, these professionals can now combat the inequitable outcomes that trauma causes. Click here to sign up for any upcoming courses.
Forming best practices
In 2018, we launched Trauma-Informed Philanthropy with our partners, Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia and the Scattergood Foundation. This guide highlights best practices in leveraging resources and relationships to advance trauma-informed practice and move from knowledge to action, and is a follow-up to Trauma-Informed Philanthropy Volume 1.
Helping teachers with free courses
Caring and understanding educators are essential to creating a trauma-informed region, so United Way and Lakeside Global Initiative partnered with the School District of Philadelphia to provide free trauma-informed care courses for school staff. Funded by United Way, these classes were offered to counselors, school psychologists, principals, administrators, and teachers. By the end of 2020, more than 3,500 people participated, with 232 members completing the entire series and certified as “trauma competent.”
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
Resilient Lehigh Valley is a cross-sector, collective-impact effort dedicated to increasing youth resiliency through creating a trauma-informed and resilient community. To date, Resilient Lehigh Valley has trained more than 4,000 educators, health-and-human-service professionals and law-enforcement members in trauma-informed practices and secured commitment to taking a trauma-informed school approach with 7 out of the region’s 17 school districts.
Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private nonprofit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields to a diverse student body.
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six acute care hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care — from prevention, screenings and education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs and public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Tower Health’s caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and satisfaction.
We’re a managed care organization that knows that health is about so much more than just doctor’s appointments and prescriptions. At Gateway Health, we believe that to truly care for a person’s health, we need a different kind of healthcare.
Neighborhood Resilience Project
As informed by the lived experience of trauma, both personal and collective, Trauma Informed Community Development is a framework that establishes and promotes resilient healing and healthy communities so that people can be healthy enough to sustain opportunity and realize their potential.
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Pennsylvania Attorney General
The Attorney General is Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement official, with a wide range of responsibilities to protect and serve the citizens and agencies of the Commonwealth. The Attorney General is served by a staff of several hundred prosecutors, attorneys, investigators, agents and support staff in offices across the state, divided into four sections: the Criminal Law Division, the Public Protection Division, the Civil Division and the Operations Division.
State Senator Vincent Hughes
Sen. Hughes has served the commonwealth as a member of the Pennsylvania Senate for more than 20 years. He was first elected to represent the 7th Senatorial District in 1994, previously serving as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1987 to 1994. During that time, he was the chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus from 1991 to 1994.
State Senator Pat Brown
Senator Pat Browne was again elected by his colleagues in the Senate Republican Caucus to serve as Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman for the 2019-20 Legislative Session. The committee, one of the most powerful of the Senate’s standing committees, reviews all legislation for its fiscal impact and plays a crucial role in developing the state budget.
Before being elected Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman, Senator Browne served as Senate Majority Whip for the 2011-12 and 2013-14 Legislative Sessions. Besides serving as Appropriations Committee Chairman, Senator Browne is also a member of four Senate Committees: Education; Finance; Health & Human Services; and Local Government. He is also a member of the Senate Majority Policy Committee.