Trauma-Informed Virginia

Gov. Northam created Virginia’s Children’s Cabinet by executive order in 2018. Since then, nearly 30 Trauma-Informed Community Networks (VA TICNs) have been established throughout the state to build a more trauma-informed and resilient culture in Virginia.

VA TICNs bring community members together to work with state partners to change practices, policies, and systems within their regions and at the state level.

SCAN’s Institutional Abuse Prevention team is proud to facilitate the Loudoun County TICN and co-facilitate the Greater Prince William TICN.

Member benefits
at a glance

Monthly presentations from subject-matter experts from the community, for the community.

Partnerships with leaders in advocacy to drive change at local and state levels.

Invaluable connection to community leaders and changemakers.


Serving one of Virginia’s largest counties

SCAN is proud to facilitate the Loudoun County TICN

Loudoun’s TICN seeks to foster a resilient community that promotes health, healing, and compassion through collaboration, education, and community engagement.

The Loudoun TICN is open to any community member that works or lives in Loudoun County. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at Noon and regularly host exclusive speakers, community spotlights, and more.

Loudoun’s TICN is led by SCAN’s Director of Institutional Abuse Prevention, Laurie Tasharski. To learn more or for questions, email [email protected]

Serving Virginia’s most diverse county

SCAN is proud to co-facilitate the Prince William TICN

Prince William’s TICN spans several communities, including Dumfries, Haymarket, Occoquan, Quantico, and more.

The Prince William TICN is led by Leah Fraley, Executive Director of SCAN, and Heather Martinsen, Behavioral Health Wellness Supervisor for Prince William County’s Department of Community Services. The TICN is open to any community member that works or lives in Prince William County. We meet on the last Friday of the month at 10 am.

For meeting links or more information, please email Heather Martinsen at [email protected]

Serving Alexandria City

SCAN Member

Established in July 2019, Alexandria’s TICN aims to build a more equitable, safe, trauma-informed, and resilient Alexandria by informing, supporting, and elevating our community. Hence its name, Resilience Alexandria: Inform. Support. Elevate. (RAISE)

As a key service provider in Alexandria, SCAN is proud to serve as a RAISE member.

Ending Abuse in Arlington County

SCAN Member

SCAN is proud to serve as a member of Arlington County’s Project PEACE (Partnering to End Abuse in the Community for Everyone).

Project PEACE is a coordinated community response dedicated to advancing the most effective and efficient array of education, prevention, protection, and support services to end domestic and sexual violence in the community.

Serving Fairfax County

SCAN Member

The Fairfax Trauma-Informed Community Network is facilitated by Fairfax County Governement.

For meeting links or more information, please visit the Fairfax County Government TICN page.

Back to Top