Healing Relationships: Trauma-Informed Advocacy for Girls in Foster Care
Serving: 511 girls, 400 female volunteers
Areas: Arlington, Azle, Crowley, Mansfield, Fort Worth, Keller, Haltom City, Euless, Bedford, Hurst, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, North Richland Hills, Grand Prairie
The funds from The SHINE Initiative will help CASA of Tarrant County provide Trust-Based Relational Intervention®, an evidence-based trauma-informed care model to abused and neglected girls in the Tarrant County foster care system.
Trauma has created wounds in the girls of our community. Where they are scars of abuse or the grief of being separated from their families, thier adverse childhood experiences can take physical and behavior form, putting them at-risk for poor physical and mental health, poor education outcomes, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, and poverty. By applying TBRI to their cases, CASA advocates for safe, nurturing environments on all fronts, giving the the girls the ecologicla, physical, and social support needed ot heal adn prevent the negative life outcomes associated with unresolved childhood trauma.
The SHINE Initiative encourages you to get personally involved in the work of our recipients: