TICDTP

LCSA has been involved for many years in the area of disaster planning, management and recovery with our members throughout NSW, including some recent work on research projects and reports:

  • Resilience Through Disasters, LCSA Member Survey Report - October 2020 (in conjunction with WESTIR)
  • Disaster Management Research Project - December 2020 (in conjunction with ACU)

An opportunity arose with the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) through the Social Sector Transformation Fund (SSTF) to progress this work into a practical tool to assist with broader trauma-informed community development training.

Over a 12 month period from 2021-2022, LCSA will develop and roll out the Trauma-Informed Community Development Training Program (TICDTP), which will involve 2 key parts:

  1. Developing Resilient Communities Project Small Grants - Community-led Recovery
    LCSA will allocate $5,000 grants to 10 LCSA member organisations to assist in their development of community-led resilience projects and enhance their community leadership capacity through community conversations.

  2. Online Training Course
    An online training course to assist Neighbourhood Centres work in a trauma-informed way with their communities, especially following the impact from natural disasters and the COIVD19 Pandemic.
    ‘Community trauma’ is not only due to natural disasters and can be caused by a range of events. This training course aims to address this broad scope and assist Neighbourhood Centres with a framework and strategies to enhance positive pathways forward.

For more information and updates regarding the Trauma-Informed Community Development Training Program (TICDTP), or to find out how you or your organisation can get involved, contact Bronwyn Hutchings, SSTF Project Manager at LCSA.