Trauma Awareness Month

Help share the message to your networks!


In 2018, Governor Carney issued Executive Order 24, prioritizing efforts for Delaware to become a trauma-informed state and incorporating Trauma Awareness Month as a key initiative. The primary objective of Trauma Awareness Month is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about trauma and its impact on individuals and communities. In May 2023, the Family Services Cabinet Council and Trauma Matters Delaware will be hosting Delaware’s fifth annual Trauma Awareness Month.

Trauma Matters Delaware developed the #TraumaInformedTogether campaign to educate Delawareans about trauma and encourage them to share this information with others. This campaign is especially targeted at people who work with individuals and families who have experienced trauma or who bear disproportionate risk for adversities such as racism or poverty.

Learn more about Trauma Awareness Month and the #TraumaInformedTogether campaign at


Spread Awareness

Create and share content that explains why people should care about making Delaware #TraumaInformedTogether. Educate people about what trauma is and how it impacts individuals and our communities. Feel free to use the sample social media posts and email included in this document.

Promote and Attend Events

Join us for engaging trauma workshops, trainings, and seminars hosted by our partners. Please also share these opportunities with your network. See our event calendar at :

Nominate a Compassionate Champion

The Compassionate Champion Awards recognize individuals and organizations in Delaware
that are providing outstanding trauma-informed services. Submit your nomination

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Did you know May is #TraumaAwarenessMonth? Understanding the prevalence of trauma and the long-lasting impact it can have on a person’s physical and mental health is the first step in becoming #TraumaInformedTogether.
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Exposure to traumatic experiences can have long-term negative health consequences, and those most affected are people of color, people who identify as LBGTQ, and low income families. Let’s make Delaware #TraumaInformedTogether.

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In Delaware, adults who had 4 or more Adverse Childhood Experiences, such as being abused or neglected, were more likely to suffer from a mental health disorder and/or be in poor physical health.
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By asking “what happened to you?” rather than “what’s wrong with you?” trauma-informed approaches foster supportive environments that can minimize the impact of traumatic events.
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Most people experience at least one traumatic event in their life which can impact the way they perceive the world. Becoming #TraumaInformedTogether helps us better understand and interact those who have experienced trauma.
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Trauma Awareness Month (TAM)