Increasing trauma-informed awareness.
Resources for Trauma-Informed Care
Child Welfare Training Collaborative
The Child Welfare Training Collaborative (CWTC) offers training to community partners (e.g. DFCS, law enforcement, placement providers, early care, education, behavioral health, juvenile courts, pediatric health providers, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and other community and government organizations) throughout the state of Georgia. Bringing everyone to the same table creates an opportunity for community partners to have a shared understanding of issues facing children and families and also strengthens collaborations to promote better outcomes for Georgia’s children. CWTC is a partnership between the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and Georgia State University’s School of Social Work Professional Excellence Program.
Chris 180: Project 180
Project 180 is an initiative of CHRIS 180 funded by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) with the purpose of developing trauma-informed school environments in the Atlanta area and increasing access to evidence-based trauma interventions for youth and families throughout the state of Georgia. In this capacity, CHRIS 180 serves as a Community Treatment and Service Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
Trauma Informed Oregon
In June of 2014, the Oregon Health Authority, Health Systems Division (formerly Addictions and Mental Health Division), contracted with Portland State University, in partnership with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the Oregon Pediatric Society (OPS), to initiate a statewide collaboration to promote and sustain trauma informed care across child- and family-serving systems. In July of 2015, the scope of this collaboration was expanded to include adult serving behavioral health systems. Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) was created in recognition of the impact that adverse experiences in childhood have on long-term health outcomes and represents a commitment at the state level to promote prevention and to bring policies and practices into better alignment with the principles of trauma informed care.
Strengthening Families Georgia
Strengthening Families Georgia (SFG) represents a multi-disciplinary partnership of nearly 50 national, state and local, and public and private organizations dedicated to embedding five research-based Protective Factors into services and supports for children and their families
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
A trauma informed child and family service system is one in which all parties involved recognize and respond to the impact of traumatic stress on those who have contact with the system including children, caregivers, and service providers. Programs and agencies within such a system infuse and sustain trauma awareness, knowledge, and skills into their organizational cultures, practices, and policies. They act in collaboration with all those who are involved with the child, using the best available science, to maximize physical and psychological safety, facilitate the recovery of the child and family, and support their ability to thrive.