First 5 San Mateo County, with support from San Mateo County Health, is embarking on an initiative to transform service delivery for young children and their families. TRISI is a countywide effort to integrate a comprehensive commitment to address trauma and promote resiliency into our programs, structures, and culture.
Our long-term goal is to embed trauma- and resiliency-informed policies and practices at every level of the system.
Trauma refers to the effects of events or ongoing circumstances that are physically or emotionally harmful. For children, this can include abuse and neglect, as well as living in a household affected by substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence or incarceration.
Trauma can affect individuals, families, and communities immediately and long term, even over generations. It can have particularly negative developmental impacts on children.
Through the Trauma-Informed Organizational (TIO) Practices Assessment Tool, First 5 San Mateo is supporting partners to understand what a trauma-informed organization looks like and to assess their organization’s current stage.
If you are interested in using the Trauma-Informed Organizational Practices Assessment Tool at your agency, please sign up below to receive an assessment link. Please only fill out one form per agency. The primary contact for the agency assessment process should complete this form.
First 5 SMC has contracted Hamai Consulting and Trauma Transformed to help lead our next phase of implementation.
TRISI is an initiative of First 5 San Mateo County, with additional funding support from the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) through San Mateo County Health and Sequoia Healthcare District.