About ACTS

Our goal at ACTS it to partner with child-welfare and other
child-serving systems to advance their trauma-informed practices
within areas of TIC that are meaningful for them.

The ACTS project is a collaboration between the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Office of Child Abuse and Prevention (OCAP) and the Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s Hospital. We partner with child welfare and other child serving systems across the state of California to help systems implement and sustain trauma informed change practices.

We believe in a collaborative approach to implementing trauma-informed system change. We work with organizations to identify individualized areas for TIC advancement and provide in-depth resource sharing through the ACTS project. We also offer workforce and leader-focused trainings on different aspects of TIC and time-limited Technical Assistance on TIC implementation and sustainment.

The ACTS project offers an opportunity for participating organizations to join the state-wide Network for Advancing California’s Trauma-Informed Systems. The purpose of this network is to recognize and connect organizations in California that are advancing TIC.

Our Partnership Process