There is a growing movement behind understanding the impact of trauma on our community and advocating for Allegany County to become a trauma-informed community. As the result of a Health Foundation for Western and Central New York grant, Ardent Solutions, partnering with the Trauma-Informed Community Throughout Allegany County (TICTAC) Coalition, to support 30 professionals representing 26 different organizations to participate in an intensive learning collaborative facilitated by the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care.
What was expected of TIC Champions?
Each Champion committed to:
• Complete an initial 1.5-hour online course during the month of January 2023.
• Attend an initial 4-hour in-person kick-off training on January 26, 2023.
• Participate in a 1-hour coaching meeting/call each month from February - December 2023.
• Attend a wrap-up training in December 2023.
• Attend a final meeting with the previous Champion team in December 2023.
• Continued engagement with the Trauma-Informed Community Throughout Allegany County (TICTAC) Coalition after the collaborative.
To learn about the TIC Champion projects, please take a moment to watch the TIC Graduation now!
Congratulations TIC Champions
Vicki Grant, UB School of Social Work
Robert Starks, Director Allegany County Probation
Helen Evans, Ardent Solutions, Inc.
Susan Krull, Cuba Cultural Center
Angela Tinder, ACDSS
Robin Fuller, Ardent Solutions, Inc.
Gwen Cooper, Access Allegany
Haylie Scheer, Southern Tier CAC
Anne Miles, Catholic Charities
Jose Soto, Ardent Solutions, Inc.
Ann McNeil, Houghton Wesleyan Church
Michelle Rickicki, Friendship Central School
Casey Jones, Allegany Hope WNY
Laura Young, Jones Memorial Hospital
Kathy Morehouse, Jones Memorial Hospital
Scott Grantier, Allegany County Probation
Abigail Shea, Clarity Wellness
Ashley O'Brien, Alfred State College
Dr. Brian Schmidt, Genesee Valley Central School
Danielle Kielar, Catholic Charities
Kerri Potter, ACCORD Corporation
Deb Howe, EMS Critical Response Team
Brianna Simms, YMCA of the Twin Tiers
Keturah Cappadonia, Southern Tier Library System
Stephanie Smith, CORE
James Hanby, Cuba Memorial Hospital
Lara Arnold, Cuba Memorial Hospital
Lynn Orton, ACCORD Corporation
Nancy Murphy, Houghton Royal Family Camp
Rebecca Cronk, Houghton Royal Family Camp
Simone Hendee, Connecting Communities in Action
Amie Libby, Venture Forth, Inc.