State Partnerships

Sue and youth in Albany.

AIDS Institute

AIDS Institute logo.

In fall 2015, ITTIC partnered with the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute in a six-year contract around trauma and trauma-informed care training for those working with the AIDS/HIV+ population. In the Spring of 2021, another five year contract was added.

  • During the first four years of the project, ITTIC trained Peers from around the state as part of the AIDS Institute’s Peer certification program. 
  • ITTIC also trained three cohorts of “Champions” during the first four years in order to help them bring the knowledge and skills around trauma and trauma-informed care back to their spots across the state. 
  • The project is focused on curriculum development, training of the AIDS Institute Regional Training Centers to deliver the curriculum, publication writing and the training of an additional cohort of Champions.

Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS)

Logo: CHCANYS Community Health Care Association of New York State.

From January 2020 - June 2022, ITTIC will collaborate with the Community Health Care Association of New York State to build capacity for trauma-informed practices and culture change in community health centers across the state.

  • ITTIC and CHCANYS identified 30 individuals from 10 health centers to participate in an 11-month “Champion” learning collaborative.
  • The learning collaborative will provided the Champions with the knowledge and tools to plan for and take initial implementation steps to facilitate trauma-informed culture change.
  • The project is currently focusing on developing advanced Champions and starting a new cohort for the Campion Learning Collaborative.

Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS)

OASAS logo.

ITTIC is partnering with the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) in order to provide a trauma-informed Champion learning collaborative from June-December 2020, and develop training curriculum through September 2021. There was an extension through June 2022.

  • ITTIC and OASAS identified 38 individuals from agencies and central office to participate in the 6-month learning collaborative. 
  • After kicking-off virtually on July 22, 2020, Champions attended monthly, full-team consultations and participate in bi-monthly coaching calls with others in their agency in order to learn the trauma-informed organizational model.
  • The Champions wraped-up and graduated on January 19, 2021.
  • ITTIC will continue to work with OASAS for the remainder of 2021 in order to develop trauma-informed training curriculum and facilitate a train-the-trainer model with OASAS trainers.

Trauma-Informed Community Throughout Allegany County (TICTAC)


From February 2021 - December 2021, ITTIC will partner with TICTAC to facilitate a learning collaborative with Champions in Allegany County to assist them in becoming more knowledgeable in TIC. 

  • The goal of the collaborative is to bring together leaders and key stakeholders in Allegany County to have the tools to facilitate their agency or organization and community to become more trauma-informed.
  • A total of 30 individuals were selected to participate in the eleven-month learning collaborative. Champions will learn about the 10 key development areas for trauma-informed change through monthly online consults and coaching calls.