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Erie County
Pennsylvania

The video was one I was prepared for – I knew what the content would include, and I knew the purpose for the video. For three years, I have advocated for my university to prioritize preparedness for events mass violence and active shooting. At the beginning of the fall...

September is Self-Care awareness month and is a time to remind us that taking care of yourself is essential. We often neglect self-care because we put the needs of others before our own. It is crucial to remember that we cannot fill the cups of others if our own cup is...

Suicide risk is very complex, and each person’s situation, coping skills, and support systems are very diverse and individualized. In our darkest moments, it can be easy to believe we are alone, but talking to someone who understands can be an essential game-changer. Y...

Trauma is described as something that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope. It can be characterized by a loss of control, and feelings of chaos and horror. It is hard to imagine any event or circumstance that would exemplify this more than the recent house fire in Eri...

ECTIC's 2019 Community Meeting featured the unveiling of the county-wide trauma awareness campaign, recent accomplishments, and a call to action for all community members to pledge their commitment as "ECTIC Hope Ambassadors" for a connected, resilient an...

Remember This Holiday Season; the Word Wellness Begins with We.

“Rats, nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost wish there wasn’t a holiday season. I know nobody likes me. Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?”

Charlie Brown is not the only one...

October 22, 2018

Pictured from left to right: Mr. Rob Reed, Mike Jaruszewicz, Chris Dundon, Abdul Hakim, Chris Colao-Nickson, Darlene Krol, Cassie Dundon, and Steve Minick.

October 10, 2018, members of ECTIC's Executive Committee and United Way of Erie County had the chance to meet wit...

In response to the "zero tolerance" immigration policy that forcibly separates undocumented children from their families, over 540 state and national organizations whose members work closely with traumatized populations have issued statements opposing the practice. The...

May 10, 2018

The theme for National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2018 focused on the hope and healing possible following a traumatic event.

This year, Erie joined more than 1,100 other communities across the country to champion the profound importance of the childhood expe...

March 26, 2018

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