The National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC)

CMHS's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is beginning its fourth year of activities to promote trauma-informed practices in the delivery of services to people who have experienced violence and trauma and are seeking support for recovery and healing. They may or may not have a diagnosis of mental health or substance use disorders, and may experience traumatic impacts from the experiences of violence that have strained social connections in the family, in the workplace, in childrearing, in housing – and that may have led to consequent health problems – all of which need to be addressed in a trauma-integrated manner. NCTIC is guided by the following fundamental beliefs.

  • People with lived experience of trauma can and do recover and heal;
  • Trauma-Informed Care is the hallmark of effective programs to promote recovery and healing through support from peers, consumers, survivors, ex-patients, and recovering persons and mentoring by providers; and
  • Leadership teams of peers and providers charting the course for the implementation of Trauma-Informed Care are essential.

Over the last four years, NCTIC has provided on-site training and technical assistance to nearly every state in the country to develop and improve trauma-informed environments across the spectrum of public health programs. Training and technical assistance has been provided to residential programs; criminal justice and homeless programs; networks of training, educational, and learning collaboratives; community-based agencies; and less formal gatherings of people seeking trauma support. Integrating peers and providers in all aspects of planning, training, and development of Trauma Informed Care is a hallmark of NCTIC.

NCTIC receives over thirty (30) requests for training and materials per month.

Several noteworthy presentations include:

  • 7th Congressional District Child Welfare Task Force, U.S. Congressman Danny Davis Chicago, Illinois
  • Black Psychiatrists Annual Conference
  • Bureau of Justice, National Technical Assistance Training Event
  • CMHS Transformation Technology Initiative Kick Off Meeting
  • Federal Bureau of Parole and Probation
  • Florida Department of Child and Family Services
  • Florida Governors Cabinet on Children and Youth
  • Florida State Governors Cabinet
  • Freedom Voice Awards, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Georgia Drug and Mental Health Courts Annual Conference
  • Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addition
  • International Mental Health Leaders
  • Iowa Department of Human Services
  • Louisiana Department of Social Services
  • Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse
  • NAMI Missouri
  • NAMI Ohio
  • NASMHPD Commissioners Annual Meeting
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Languages
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • National Drug Court Case Managers
  • National Psychiatrics Nurses Association
  • New York City (Brooklyn) Drug Treatment Courts
  • New York City Office of Mental Health
  • New York Department of Parole and Probation
  • New York State Department of Corrections
  • New York State Drug Treatment Courts
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • Oklahoma Department of Mental Health
  • Olmstead Annual Meeting
  • Peer Support and Wellness Center
  • Rhode Island Department of Corrections
  • Rhode Island Department of Mental Health Retardation and Hospitals
  • Seattle, Washington, Youth and Action, Youth Consumer Conference
  • TASC Annual Conference (Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities)
  • Texas Department of Mental Health
  • Texas Division of Parole and Probation
  • Texas Transformation Work Group
  • U.S. Bureau of Justice Annual Conference
  • University of Buffalo School of Social Work
  • University of Buffalo, School of Social Work
  • Virginia Local Correctional Facilities
  • Virginia State Community Service Board
  • Washington State Disability Rights Network
  • Wisconsin Mental Health and Substance Abuse Annual Conference
  • Yale School of Law
  • Youth N' Action

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