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Ohio's Trauma-Informed Care Initiative

The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Developmental Disabilities (DODD) collaborate on a statewide Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Initiative intended to promote a greater sense of safety, security and equality among consumers/clients. TIC is an approach that explicitly acknowledges the role trauma plays in people’s lives. TIC means that every part of an organization or program understands the impact of trauma on the individuals they serve and adopts a culture that considers and addresses this impact. Working through six Regional Collaboratives, the initiative will expand opportunities for Ohioans to receive trauma-informed interventions by enhancing efforts for practitioners, facilities and agencies to become competent in trauma-informed practices. 

Presentations from 2016 TIC Summit

The Neurobiology of Trauma

Click the image above to view a video of the presentation by Dr. Brian Simms at the Third Annual Ohio Trauma Informed Care Summit, June 22, 2016.

Lived Experience Panel

Click the image to view panelists with lived experience sharing their stories during the Third Annual Ohio Trauma Informed Care Summit, June 22, 2016

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Mental health support can make a substantial difference in healing a traumatized community. SAMHSA has tools and resources to support survivors, community members, responders and  health providers to foster recovery and resiliency.