As Community Safety program evolves, we are leaning into trauma-informed strategies to help address root causes for those most impacted by systemic harms.
With the recent increase in hate incidents and gun violence, as well as tragedies from traffic and natural disasters, Civic Life recognizes that safety means different things to different people and communities. We live in a society in desperate need of understanding and healing from the trauma caused by conflict and other emergencies. As Community Safety evolves, we are leaning into trauma-informed strategies to help address root causes for those most impacted by systemic harms. We are supporting our communities by collaborating with programs that center public health approaches and help to bolster community resilience.
The Trauma Intervention Program NW (TIP) is the newest Community Safety partnership that helps connect communities with compassionate support immediately after a traumatic or violent incident. TIP volunteers receive many hours of training to provide care when needed. Services are available in nine languages and also provide youth peer support. TIP emerged from evidence-based psychology to reduce the impacts of trauma with immediate care that can further reduce occurrences of harm and retaliation.
Visit the Community Safety website to learn more about our community care services and trauma-informed and self-care resources, including support for communities to connect with each other to navigate safety options for your block, business district, community center, or apartment complex.