Funding for Trauma-Informed Care in Virginia
January 30, 2018
Family and Children’s Trust Fund (FACT) of Virginia is soliciting applications for their 2018 grant funding cycle. A total of $300,000 in awards will be made to nonprofit, faith based and/or public organizations in the state through a competitive application process. FACT is seeking proposals from community organizations to develop or enhance their efforts to prevent, treat or increase awareness of family violence using a trauma-informed approach. Programs that provide services to victims of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation are eligible to apply.
Trauma-informed care is an approach to the care and treatment of individuals who have experienced trauma. Not only is the type of trauma important to consider, but the resulting coping mechanisms and behaviors of the individual are also critical to designing effective treatment programs. Trauma-Informed practices provide a framework for communities to better understand the impact of trauma on individuals and a way for caregivers to focus their treatment efforts.
As more research emerges about the negative impact of trauma on families across the Commonwealth, FACT seeks to enhance efforts by human-service professionals working with victims of trauma to incorporate trauma-informed care practices into their program efforts and to increase public awareness of the negative impact of trauma on individuals.
Examples of the type of project FACT will consider include: training for families regarding the impact of violence on their children, the establishment of trauma-informed care networks in communities and training for social workers on how to incorporate trauma-informed treatment practices into their client care plans.
FACT is a public-private partnership and is the only organization in Virginia that is committed to reducing family violence and trauma across all ages. Applications for this funding cycle are being accepted through February 9, 2018. Click here to learn more about the FACT grant process and to access the RFP.
-Judy Kurtz, Grants Committee Chair, Family and Children’s Trust Fund, Board of Trustees