Trauma Informed LA (TILA) was founded in November 2014, when a group of 10 individuals representing various communities within Los Angeles and various fields within social services came together on a rainy day to share their concerns about the re-traumatization that individuals, youth, families, and communities often experience within services and systems, and to share ideas about how to mitigate that trauma.

TILA History

2016
March 1

Development of the Speakers Bureau

Development of the Speakers Bureau
March – November 2016: Beginning with a panel discussion following a screening of the film Paper Tigers, and through other collaborative events and conferences, the Speakers Bureau was developed to provide education, presentations, training, consultation pertaining to various aspects of trauma informed practices.
October 27

Strategic Planning Retreats

Strategic Planning Retreats
October 2016 – November 2017: The Steering Committee held three retreats to begin to develop a strategic plan and determine three key priorities for TILA: Education, Advocacy, Resources: Providing education, training, and technical assistance to practically implement trauma informed approaches. Collaborations and Partnerships: Actively engaging in initiatives that support regions, … Continue reading Strategic Planning Retreats
2017
March 27

Pipeline of Participation

Pipeline of Participation
March – June 2017: Focused on creating an inclusive and collaborative pipeline of participation for TILA Task Force members to meaningfully participate in leadership opportunities, beginning with two Leadership & Engagement Opportunities meetings held in different parts of Los Angeles and recruiting new members to the Steering Committee.
2018
January 1

2018: TILA

2018: TILA
With an updated mission, vision, and values, the Trauma Informed Task Force of Los Angeles became Trauma Informed LA (TILA), ready to begin the journey of creating a more trauma-informed LA!
2019
January 1

2019: Trauma Informed Infrastructure

2019: Trauma Informed Infrastructure
Focus on developing a structure for the Steering Committee that is culturally trauma-informed from the inside and out, including a shared leadership model and trauma-informed meeting facilitation. Initiated development of “Our Stories Matter” podcast.

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