Trauma refers to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.
Founded in 1979, ADAA is an international nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research. ADAA’s unique interlinked consumer and professional mission focuses on improving quality of life for those with these disorders.
The Institute on Trauma and Trauma Informed Care is dedicated to providing the public with knowledge about the deleterious effects of trauma, and promoting the implementation of trauma informed care principles across various disciplines. Recognizing the centrality of trauma is the key to accomplishing ITTIC’s overall mission of establishing a multidisciplinary trauma informed system of care, thus ensuring that service systems are not re-traumatizing already vulnerable populations.
Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
ACEs can be prevented. Learn more about preventing ACEs in your community.
Our community-building framework and 21 years’ experience in capacity building is the essence of what created the platform for Paper Tigers. From its beginning, CRI focused on creating a community conversant in ACEs and Resilience, aiming to embed these principles into action through its multiple partners, agencies, and organizations.
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 3,000 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 1.5 million Americans have been trained.
Psychological trauma is an emotional response that commonly occurs after distressing or life-threatening events like child abuse, neglect, or living with a caregiver diagnosed with a substance use disorder (SUD) or mental illness. Click here for trauma resources!
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This section of NCTSN.org provides information about the Network itself.
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral health or primary care provider settings. CIHS is funded jointly by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and run by the National Council for Behavioral Health.