HONESDALE – The Wayne County System of Care (SOC), as part of its efforts to create a more responsive child-serving system, recently collaborated with the Wayne/Pike Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative (NSPI) to provide a curated list of trauma informed care resources to the Wayne County Public Library.
SOC Coordinator Dave Hartung said the Wayne County Human Services Agency has made it a priority to train its staff in trauma informed care. It is also a goal and objective of SOC to provide that training to employees, human services professionals and the community, with several people now trained as trainers.
One of them, Faith Phillips, who also serves as SOC Family Tri-Chair, wanted to make sure that everyone has access to these powerful resources. The trainers and Wayne County Behavioral Program Director John Nebzydosky selected the titles, which range from children’s books to adult non-fiction, and patrons may request them from any of the libraries in Wayne or Pike Counties.
The Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative provided the funding to purchase the books, through its Trauma Library Program.
Wayne County Public Library Director Tracy Schwarz said the books will be on display in the second floor reference area for a time to encourage patrons to check them out.
Wayne County System of Care is a philosophy that brings together youth, families and the organizations and agencies that serve them to create a more responsive child-serving system.
Wayne County System of Care, the Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative donated a series of title on surviving trauma as part of a Trauma Library at the Wayne County Public Library. Seated from left are Reference Librarians Nancy Pepperman, Heather Ritter and Library Director Tracy Schwarz. Standing are Carol Kneier, representing NSPI and Wayne Memorial Hospital; Dave Hartung; and Mike and Faith Phillips. Not pictured are Wayne/Pike NPSI representative Cindy Batzel and Co-Presidents John Nebzydoski and Gabrielle Gardner.