WHAT IS #TRAUMAINFORMEDTOGETHER?
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 traumamattersdelaware.org/trauma-awareness-month/
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
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 : traumamattersdelaware.org/trauma-awareness-month/#events
Nominate a Compassionate Champion
The Compassionate Champion Awards recognize individuals and organizations in Delaware
that are providing outstanding trauma-informed services. Submit your nomination