Trauma Informed Care Resources Donated to Wayne County Public Library

By Sam Miller
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.
A new, publicly available resource in Wayne County can help victims of trauma find the help they need thanks to a joint effort by Wayne County System of Care and the Wayne/Pike Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative. A curated list of trauma informed care resources is now at the Wayne County Public Library in Honesdale. The titles were selected by SOC trainers and Wayne County Behavioral Program Director John Nebzydosky. The titles range from books appropriate for children to those more geared toward and helpful to adults. SOC Family Tri-Chair Faith Philips said that SOC wanted to extend their philosophy of trauma informed care to the wider public. The NSPI provided the funding for this project.