NCTIC provides technical assistance and training to a range of service systems, including community-based behavioral health agencies, institutions, criminal and juvenile justice settings, homeless and HIV service providers, domestic violence organizations, and state and federal agencies. In all technical assistance consultation and training, NCTIC prioritizes integration of peer voice and empowerment of people served.
NCTIC provides training for policy makers, administrators, staff, leaders, peers, and individuals who have experienced traumatic events, as well as to others in order to implement trauma-informed approaches in a range of service systems, including mental health, substance abuse, criminal justice, victim assistance, peer support, education, primary care, domestic violence, child welfare, and others. Training may be offered virtually through virtual learning networks; webcasts and webinar; in-person over several hours or days to specific programs, agencies, or systems; or via downloadable technical assistance materials.
NCTIC also provides technical assistance and consultation to support systems and programs that are committed to implementing trauma-informed approaches to service delivery. Technical assistance may help identify and implement some of the following steps that programs, agencies, or institutions can take to begin the transformation to a trauma-informed environment:
- Adopt a trauma-informed care organizational mission and commit resources to support it
- Update policies and procedures to reflect new mission
- Conduct universal trauma screening for all consumers and survivors
- Incorporate values and approaches focused on safety and prevention for consumers, survivors, and staff
- Create strengths-based environments and practices that invite consumer and survivor empowerment
- Provide ongoing staff training and education in trauma-informed care
- Improve and target staff hiring practices
With a better collective understanding of trauma, more consumers and survivors will find their path to healing and wellness. And with a greater public commitment to trauma-informed programs and systems for survivors, NCTIC lessens and prevents a wide range of health, behavioral health, and social problems for generations to come.