Our workgroups undertake community action to prevent trauma and promote healing.



The communications workgroup works to bring awareness and education around adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma-informed practices, and trauma prevention. Current projects include informing the community about local training opportunities, promoting events and programs that foster community connection, and developing materials to inform the community on a variety of topics related to childhood trauma awareness and prevention.

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Primary prevention

Our primary prevention workgroup supports prevention in the community by providing program coordination, engaging community leaders and volunteers in prevention, developing strategic plans for prevention, and supporting activities that promote equity and equality.

The prevention workgroup is currently focusing on updating a community-wide map of prevention activities and developing a collaborative strategic plan for prevention.

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Are you currently working in the field of prevention and have an interest in joining this workgroup? Reach out to us! Email arika.p@wishak.org or call 228-4371 for more information. We would love to have you on our team as a community partner.



Policy and systems change

We can’t create sustainable change without influencing the systems in our community and beyond to adopt trauma-informed policies and procedures. This workgroup aims to help local organizations, businesses, government, and systems of healthcare delivery by providing insight into model policies and assistance for those who want to create more trauma-informed and trauma-responsive spaces for community members to live, work, learn, and play. For more information email arika.p@wishak.org