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Release of Trauma-Informed Philanthropy, Volume 2

Philadelphia, PA—Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey are pleased to release Trauma-Informed Philanthropy, Volume Two, a new guide that featurelessons learned from leading local and national efforts that provide insights on strategies for advancing the trauma-informed movement in Philadelphia.

The three partnering organizations collaborated in 2016 to publish Trauma-Informed Philanthropy, Volume OneA Funder’s Resource Guide for Supporting Trauma-Informed Practice in the Delaware Valley. Volume One laid the groundwork for funders to understand how trauma contributes to poor health and social outcomes across the lifespan and provided initial ideas for applying a trauma-informed lens to philanthropy.

Volume Two builds on the information and insights presented in the first guide to identify how philanthropy can leverage resources and relationships to advance trauma-informed practice and move from knowledge to action. Highlights of Volume Two include:

  • Profiles of five trauma-informed change efforts in Philadelphia, featuring work across multiple service sectors and implementation domains
  • Key learnings about cross-sector collaborative networks and the role of philanthropy as change agent, from leading national initiatives
  • Tools for grant-makers to advance trauma-informed approaches, through funding priorities and practices, field building, and serving as connectors and thought-leaders