Santa Cruz Trauma Consortium

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Trauma + Information = Transformation

Join the Santa Cruz Trauma Consortium!  We are a collective of local Monterey Bay agencies that work with trauma-exposed populations and want to increase knowledge and competencies related to working with individuals with trauma within the public sector. The Santa Cruz Trauma Consortium, founded in 2012, is now a collaboration between the California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care and Positive Discipline Community Resources of Santa Cruz.

  • Stay updated on the growing body of knowledge related to trauma-informed care!
  • Build staff capacity to work with the complex issues clients struggle with!
  • Connect with similarly minded agencies and improve collaboration!
  • Participate in innovative and thought-provoking discussions, trainings and conferences!

Trauma-informed practice and approaches have been shown to improve client outcomes, increase staff morale, and rest in program effectiveness. The SCTC offers agencies locally-based opportunities to increase staff and agency trauma-informed practice and strategize on client and system issues in a strategic and collective manner.

Recent topics covered at SCTC meetings:

  • Animal-based therapy by Unchained
  • Pet therapy by Furry Friends, Inc.
  • Trauma informed yoga by Yoga for All
  • Rollerskating party for SCTC members and friends
  • EMDR overview by the EMDR Institute
  • Birth trauma by Lotus Midwifery
  • Feldenkrais with Mind in Motion (Larry Goldfarb)

2017 Santa Cruz Trauma Consortium Participating Associates

7th Avenue Center

Attachment Center of Monterey Bay

California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care

Consumer Survivor Member

Court Appointed Special Advocates

Dominican Hospital

EMDR Institute

Front St. Inc.

Haven of Hope

Homeless Garden Project

Homeless Services Center

Hospice of Santa Cruz County

Janus of Santa Cruz

Lotus Collaborative

Monarch Services ~ Servicios Monarca

Positive Discipline Community Resources

Somatic Experiencing Therapists Association

Student Success and Achievement Team–Aptos Junior High School

Survivor’s Healing Center

UCSC Counseling and Psychological Survices

UCSC Smith Renaissance

Walnut Avenue Women and Family Center

Yoga for All Movement

Membership is on an agency basis. Responsibilities include prompt payment of the annual membership fee (currently $75/year), willingness to host (or co-host) a meeting semi-annually and identification of a staff member to serve as main point of contact. Several staff can attend our bi-monthly meetings and can invite local agency representatives to any meeting.

  • Four quarterly meetings on a rotational basis with an interesting professional development topic from local experts
  • Annual Fall Trauma Conference
  • Regular communications related to trauma-informed care
  • Networking with the local community to improve services and collaboration

To join, fill out the form on the Contact page and put Santa Cruz Trauma Consortium in the comments section.

For more information, contact Gabriella Grant, Director, California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care at or leave a message at 831-515-7570.