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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. 

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Growing Older Providing Integrated Care For An Aging Population
Guides clinicians on the best approaches for providing integrated care to older adults suffering from substance use disorder and mental illness. Explains the importance of assessing clients for cognitive deficits and adapting behavioral interventions..

Guide for Providing a Trauma-Informed Approach in Human Services (Includes audio)
Administration for Children & Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - January 12, 2017
ACF is very pleased to announce that the Administration , the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Administration for Community Living and the Offices of the Assistant Secretary for Health and the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at HHS have developed a Guide to Trauma-Informed Human Services. The Guide is intended to provide an introduction to the topic of trauma, a discussion of why understanding and addressing trauma is important for human services programs, and a "road map" to find relevant resources.  Guide: Resource Guide to Trauma-Informed Human Services  and Trauma-Informed Systems and Policy Issues


Presentations from 2016 TIC Summit

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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