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Training and Technical Assistance

The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) provides training for staff, leaders, consumers, and others to facilitate the implementation of trauma-informed care 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. This training may be offered either in brief sessions to diverse meeting/conference audiences or over several hours or days to specific programs or agencies.

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 TIC 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 allow for 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, we lessen and prevent a wide range of health, behavioral health, and social problems for generations to come.

For more information about training and technical assistance, please contact NCTIC at NCTIC@NASMHPD.org or by calling 866-254-4819.

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