The National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC)
CMHS's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is beginning its fourth year of activities to promote trauma-informed practices in the delivery of services to people who have experienced violence and trauma and are seeking support for recovery and healing. They may or may not have a diagnosis of mental health or substance use disorders, and may experience traumatic impacts from the experiences of violence that have strained social connections in the family, in the workplace, in childrearing, in housing – and that may have led to consequent health problems – all of which need to be addressed in a trauma-integrated manner. NCTIC is guided by the following fundamental beliefs.
- People with lived experience of trauma can and do recover and heal;
- Trauma-Informed Care is the hallmark of effective programs to promote recovery and healing through support from peers, consumers, survivors, ex-patients, and recovering persons and mentoring by providers; and
- Leadership teams of peers and providers charting the course for the implementation of Trauma-Informed Care are essential.
Over the last four years, NCTIC has provided on-site training and technical assistance to nearly every state in the country to develop and improve trauma-informed environments across the spectrum of public health programs. Training and technical assistance has been provided to residential programs; criminal justice and homeless programs; networks of training, educational, and learning collaboratives; community-based agencies; and less formal gatherings of people seeking trauma support. Integrating peers and providers in all aspects of planning, training, and development of Trauma Informed Care is a hallmark of NCTIC.
NCTIC receives over thirty (30) requests for training and materials per month.
- Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women and Girls Under Correctional Custody ABSTRACT
- Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women and Girls Under Correctional Custody
- Creating A Place Of Healing and Forgiveness: The Trauma-Informed Care Initiative at the Women’s Community Correctional Center of Hawaii DRAFT 2013 (PDF 1003 KB)
- Creating a Trauma Informed Criminal Justice System for Women (PDF, 1.26 MB)
- Essential Components of Trauma-informed Judicial Practice, What Every Judge needs to know about Trauma (Draft 2013) (1.74 MB)
- What Every Judge Needs to Know About Trauma
- NCTIC Annual Report - 2015-2016
- Changing Communities, Changing Lives: SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, September 2012 Report (4.69 MB)
- NCTIC March 2012 Report (PDF, 746 KB)
- SAMHSA Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach
- NCTIC Trauma Curriculum
- NCTIC Trauma Curriculum Training Manual
- Peer Engagement Guide
- Trauma Addictions Mental Health and Recovery (TAMAR) Treatment Manual and Modules
- Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma Fact Sheet (PDF, 181 KB)
- Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma Report
- Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma: Membership List Updated June 2015 ( PDF, 168 KB )
- SAMHSA’s General Adult Trauma Screening and Brief Intervention (GATSBI) Experts Group
- Trauma Informed Care Resources