In October, 2018, Governor Carney signed Executive Order 24, making Delaware a trauma-informed state. This order directs the Family Services Cabinet Council to develop tools for training state employees and community partners on the impact of exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), to promote ACE awareness, and to improve services and interventions for children and families exposed to trauma. The Family Services Cabinet Council is leading efforts to ensure that Delaware becomes a trauma-informed state
by promoting a Trauma Awareness Month in Delaware.
Since that time, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney has brought together a variety of partners to launch Trauma Informed Delaware (TID), a statewide public-private-nonprofit coalition. The goal is to coordinate a sustainable, community-based trauma awareness, prevention, and early intervention system that advances resilience through:
• Access to quality behavioral and integrated health care
• Strength-based services for youth and adults
• Education for providers and the community