The Trauma-Informed Care Consortium of Central Texas (TICC) was established in 2013 through the generous support of St. David's Foundation. TICC, led by Austin Child Guidance Center, brings together professional organizations throughout Central Texas to address the trauma needs of children and families. TICC is made up of a variety of professionals and organizations in Central Texas that work with children - mental health clinicians, school personnel, medical/nursing professionals, occupational/physical therapists, law enforcement, and juvenile justice professionals. The consortium meets quarterly to network, share information, coordinate trainings, as well as to create a trauma-informed newsletter and maintain this website.

The goal of this website is to provide the Central Texas community with information about trauma through online resources and our quarterly newsletter, to clearly present online access to trauma-informed services in the area, and to display a centralized calendar for trauma trainings (these trainings are available for professionals, parents, and others) geared toward those seeking trauma related information in our area.

The Trauma-Informed Care Consortium is not an emergency responder. If you or someone you know is in need of emergency assistance please call 911.


To create a comprehensive trauma-informed community for children, families, and providers through education, outreach and trainings.



Increase knowledge of trauma that impacts children and families within the community



1. Hold quarterly meetings for professionals

2. Recruit a diverse membership

3. Provide a centralized, coordinated effort of trainings, education and outreach to professionals, caregivers and families

4. Improve service delivery to trauma survivors with a focus on children and families

5. Provide opportunities for trauma-related trainings



TICC membership is free and open to the public. To become a member email TICC@austinchildguidance.org.

TICC Newsletter

Check out the most recent newsletter from December 2018 here!

Upcoming TICC Meetings

TICC Quarterly Meeting:



March 2019, TBA

Lunch will be provided

Organizational Members


Seanna Crosbie

Austin Child Guidance Center



Renee Calder Encinias


Organizational Members

A World For Children - Keri Cooper, Megan Light

Any Baby Can - Jenny Baldwin

Armstrong Community Music School - Margaret Perry, Sarah Beth Gooding

Asian Family Support Services of Austin - Doan Phan

Austin Achieve Public Schools - Kali Fagnant, Ashcon Habibi

Austin Child Guidance Center - Seanna Crosbie, Stephen Kolar, Andrea Ciceri, Chloe Picot-Jacobs

Austin Discovery School - Ellen Barg-Walkow Wilder, Kelly McRee

Austin ISD - Kathy Palomo, Kimberly Bird

Austin Oaks Hospital - Meg Haden, Angelica Reyes

Austin Shelter for Women and Children - Stacy Schwarz, Marisela Padilla

Austin Voices for Education and Youth - Julie Weeks, Louise Hanks

Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County - Victoria Huerta Rodriguez

Bell/Lampasas County CSCD - Katie Martin

Cardea Services- Lori Pelliccia, Vanessa Sarria

Care Options For Kids - Kevin Worwood

CASA of Travis Co. - Catherine Jones, Elizabeth Throop

Casey Family Programs - Michael Martinez

Center for Child Protection - Karina Garcia, Miriam Jansky

Center for Survivors of Torture- Russ Adams, Sally Dauger

Child Inc.- Adriana Vasquez, Mary Dunlap

Communities in Schools of Central Texas - Kelly Smith, Kris Downing

Community Advancement Network (CAN) - Raul Alvarez, Carlos Soto

CommunitySync- Suzanne Hershey

Dell Children's CARE Program- Heather Van Diest

Department of Family & Protective Services - Lisa Osborn

Eanes ISD and Westlake High School- Katie Bryant

East Austin College Prep- Sulamita Mora

Easter Seals Central Texas - Jessica Portilla

Education Service Center, Region 13- Darcy Schiller, Monica Kurtz

El Buen Samaritano - Donna Shanor, Debbie Del Valle

Family Service Association - Ron Flores

Georgetown ISD- Jennifer Ashman-Porter, Laura Roberton

Georgetown Psychological Services, PLLC - Amanda Johnson

Greater San Marcos Youth Council - Julia Ramsay New, Nena Meadows

Helping Hand Home - Micki Marquardt, Charlotte Crary

Integral Care - Bridget Speer, Melissa Acosta

Kids in a New Groove - Laura Wood, Sarah Wauters

KIPP Austin Collegiate High School - Natalie Riggins

LifeWorks - Rob Thurlow, Camille Clark

Literacy Coalition of Central Texas - Adam Benden, Ashlee Kraus

Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project- Glenaan O'Neil, Seve Kale

NAMI Austin - Karen Ranus, Jessica Miller

Out Youth - Sarah Kapostasy, Summer Hough

Parent Representative - Andrea Melendez

Pathways Youth and Family Services - Keri Cooper

People's Community Clinic - Celina F. Nance, Leslee Perez

Pflugerville ISD - Vicky Esparza-Gregory

Phoenix House - Meredith Mullens, Sara Mounzer

Refugee Services of Texas - Erica Schmidt- Portnoy, Joanna Mendez

SAFE Alliance - Barbara Ball, Sarah Rees

Sage Recovery & Wellness Center - Angela Bowers

Samaritan Center - Gretchen Johnson Rees

Seedling Foundation - Falba Turner

Seton Healthcare Family - Valerie Rosen, Angela Nguyen 

Southwest Key Programs - Johanna Cresswell Baez, Gladys Sanchez

Spirit Reins - Rhonda Smith

STARRY - Renee Cameron, Heather Riley

Superior Healthplan- Karen Rogers, Lorraine Martinez

Texas Association of Community Health Centers- Roxana Cruz, Christina Brito-Tigerina

Texas CASA - Sarah Crockett

Texas Family Voice Network - Barbara Granger

Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing- Beth Gerlach

Texas Network of Youth Services - Lara O'Toole, Christine Gendron

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid - Terry Secrest

The Austin Stone Counseling Center - Jason Kovacs, Andrew Dealy

The Christi Center - Erin Spalding

The Settlement Home - Jessica McKay, Michelle Spikes

Travis County Collaborative for Children - Stephanie, Shaw, Katy Sauer, 

Travis County Health & Human Services & Veteran Services - Christinia Kuehn, Corie Cormie

United Way for Greater Austin - Joelynn Avendano

University of Texas - University Charter School - Nicole Whetstone, Melissa Chavez

Upbring - Stacie Campbell, Amy Knop-Narbutis

Williamson County Juvenile Services - Lynn Kessel, Amanda Brunson

Workforce Solutions - Michelle Crawford, Susan Helfeld

YWCA Greater Austin - Laura Gomez-Horton, Maya Amos


Newsletter Committee

Erin Spalding

Chloe Picot-Jacobs - Committee Liason


Membership and Marketing Committee

Joanna Mendez and Valerie Rosen - Committee Liaisons

Sarah Gideon, Valerie Fruge


Trauma Screening Committee

Andrea Ciceri - Committee Liason

Micki Marquardt, Susan Helfeld, Michelle Crawford, Robyn Moyer, Dyann Avila, Lynn Kessel, Jenny Baldwin, Camille Clark, Beth Gerlach, Abigail Sharp, Vicky Esparza-Garza, Donna Shanor, Brenda Cazares