National Centers

National Center for Trauma Informed Care – (NCTIC)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is a technical assistance center dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN serves as a national resource for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions, trauma informed services, and public and professional education.

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

This PTSD Information Center contains in-depth information on PTSD and traumatic stress for a general audience. They answer commonly asked questions about the effects of trauma, including basic information about PTSD and other common reactions.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Study (ISTSS)

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), founded in 1985, provides a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns, and theoretical formulations on trauma in the United States and around the world. ISTSS is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and to the stimulation of policy, program, and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences.

National Council for Behavioral Health

National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with 2,500 member organizations, it serves more than eight million adults and children living with mental health conditions and addiction disorders. The organization is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life. Mental Health First Aid has trained 500,000 individuals to connect youth and adults in need to mental health and addictions care in their communities.

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)
This site offers valuable information about CMHS’s (Center for Mental Health Services) National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC). It offers resources such as publications, reports, webinars, and other tools.

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health

The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health provides training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children. Their work is survivor defined and rooted in principles of social justice.

The Center is one of four national Special Issue Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Family Violence Prevention and Services Program

Trauma Resource Institute

The Trauma Resource Institute, a nonprofit corporation, globally cultivates trauma informed and resiliency focused individuals and communities. The Trauma Resiliency and Community Resiliency Models help individuals understand the biology of traumatic stress reactions and most importantly, learn specific skills to return the body, mind, and spirit back to balance after experiencing traumatic events. The skills can awaken the hope that has, for some, been lost after natural and human-made disasters.

Trauma-Informed Care | National Center on Family Homelessness

In response to the high rates of traumatic stress among families who are homeless, the homelessness service system is moving towards a new way of providing care. Trauma survivors have unique needs requiring providers to tailor their approaches. For over a decade, the National Center on Family Homelessness has been a leading voice in defining and operationalizing trauma-informed care in homeless service settings. The National Center develops and disseminates tools and resources for adopting trauma-informed care across service systems and provides training and technical assistance to support implementation.

Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource Center | Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)

This website, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies, provides resources from trauma-informed care leaders across the country to help improve patient outcomes, increase patient and staff resilience, and reduce avoidable health care service use and costs. While the site is geared toward health care settings, many of the lessons herein can be applied elsewhere, including in child welfare services, community-based organizations, and educational settings.