ACTS offers two types of partnerships 1) with child welfare counties and 2) with child welfare counties and their behavioral health county partners. ACTS partners with motivated and engaged leaders who have an interest in working towards specific trauma-informed goals. In three phases over a course of 9 or 15 months, the ACTS team partners with counties to advance trauma and evidence-informed system change. Our map shows the counties we have partnered with from across the state. Each partnership looks a bit different based on the goals, ongoing initiatives, and vision of the county. The ACTS project provides training, coaching, resources and technical assistance that’s flexible to support each counties vision for advancing trauma-informed change.
Below you will find brief summaries of the work counties have done with the ACTS project specific to their selected trauma-informed focus area. ACTS partners have worked on a range of focus areas, including trauma training and awareness, secondary traumatic stress, and physical and psychological safety. Each summary includes a brief overview of their project goals and activities, key successes and challenges, and plans for continued work to implement trauma-informed changes.