New Paper Expands Approach to Strengthening High-Poverty, Trauma-Affected Communities

“Trauma Informed Community Building: The Evolution of a Community Engagement Model in a Trauma Impacted Neighborhood” is based on BRIDGE’s decade of experience in San Francisco’s South Potrero neighborhood. At Potrero, BRIDGE is undertaking a comprehensive revitalization effort—under San Francisco’s HOPE SF program—to rebuild 619 units of distressed public housing and create another 1,000 new homes with a range of affordability, community facilities, retail, open space, and programs and services to improve the lives of current and future generations.

The new paper is an updated and expanded version of the original Trauma Informed Community Building (TICB) model, which BRIDGE and San Francisco State University introduced in 2014. It reflects lessons on the ground and fresh insights into the model’s impacts and challenges, and includes an evaluation framework to help practitioners implement and measure the model in their communities.

To download a free copy of “Trauma Informed Community Building: The Evolution of a Community Engagement Model in a Trauma Impacted Neighborhood,” visit www.bridgehousing.com/publications.

For more information about BRIDGE’s work at Potrero Terrace and Annex, visit www.rebuildpotrero.com.