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Family Violence Prevention, Treatment and Public Awareness Grants

Supporting Trauma-Informed Community Networks

FACT is the only state level entity that supports emerging and existing system wide Trauma-Informed Community Networks (TICNs) across Virginia. 

Virginia has taken the lead nationally in developing a statewide movement to align science, practice and policy to advance health and equity across communities and reduce and mitigate the impact of trauma and adversity experienced by thousands of citizens across the Commonwealth. The movement, which is primarily driven by local and regionally-based Trauma-Informed Community Networks (TICNs), is testing trauma-informed and resiliency approaches that promote safety and well-being across communities. These networks are grounded in a unified approach to building healthier and more resilient communities and are uniquely structured to be responsive to the needs of their own diverse communities.

Using the science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma, and resiliency as an organizing basis, FACT supports multi-agency, cross-sector networks working to break the cycle of family violence.

FACT Grantees 2020-2022

  • United Way of Southwest Virginia
  • Children’s Trust of Roanoke Valley
  • Greater Richmond SCAN
  • James Madison University
  • Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Southside Survivor Response Center, Inc.

Existing Trauma-Informed Networks in Virginia

Curious to find your closest TICN? Find an up to date list for Virginia here.

FACT’s Framework for Building and Maintaining a Trauma-Informed Community Network

Throughout Virginia, there are more than twenty communities coming together across sectors to address health, safety, and equity. Many of these efforts are organizing as trauma-informed community networks (TICNs) – defined by Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities as a “group of residents and organizations or entities representing diverse perspectives across neighborhoods and sectors in a geographically-defined community that are leveraging the science of adverse childhood experiences and trauma to build relationships, convene regularly, and advance a common agenda around resilience.”  This document outlines key elements to guide cross-sector coordination and collaboration to build and maintain TICNs.

This framework will inform grant funding decisions and technical assistance provided by FACT, but is also intended to serve as a suggested model for emerging and existing TICNs as this movement evolves across the Commonwealth.

Download the Framework here.

Download talking points about the importance of Trauma Informed Community Networks, Building a Resilient Virginia here 

Download the Mobilizing Action for Resilient Communities (MARC) Logic Model Example here

Previous FACT Grants

In the past FACT has given direct service grants and systems/community change grants. Summaries of past projects can be found below. This includes programs that offer supports such as parenting education classes, shelter services, outreach and counseling services, services for children exposed to domestic violence, family violence fatality teams, child visitation centers, volunteer court advocacy programs, and elderly support services.