Community Partnerships

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Catholic Health System

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From December 2020 through March 2022, ITTIC will continue their collaborative partnership with the Catholic Health System to provide evaluation, training and consultation on trauma-informed approaches.

  • ITTIC is working with Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY, in order to plan for, implement and sustain trauma-informed culture change by providing consultation, real-time coaching and working with a Champion Team.
  • ITTIC is working with the maternal-child and labor and delivery units at Mercy Buffalo and Sister's Hospital to provide training on trauma and trauma-informed care.

Colonial Village Elementary

Colonial Village, Niagara Wheatfield.

From April 2021 - August 2021, ITTIC will provide Colonial Village Elementary with three virtual sessions to provide trauma-informed education and support.

  • The virtual sessions will include virtual trauma-informed toolbox strategies for the classroom, support sessions for teachers and staff, and support sessions for parents and families
  • Each month, there will be a specific topic, which will be anchored in the trauma-informed framework, provide an opportunity to be witnessed and share experiences through the challenging time of the dual pandemics.

Continuing Education Trauma-Informed Certificate Programs

ITTIC has partnered with the UB School of Social Work's Office of Continuing Education to develop several trauma-informed certificate programs, including an online Trauma-Informed Clinical Foundation Certificate Program and a Trauma-Informed Care & Counseling Certificate Program.

  • The UB Office of Continuing Education has an array of trainings in trauma and trauma-informed care available to social work practitioners of all levels.
  • Trainings are offered both in an online format as well as throughout Western New York.

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District

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From January 2018-June 2022, ITTIC will be in partnership with the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District to create the first trauma-informed school district in Western New York.

  • The first year of the project consisted of conducting a baseline evaluation, training of leadership and individuals identified as "Champions" in each of the nine schools.
  • Since then, ITTIC has provided foundation education on trauma and trauma-informed practices to all teachers and support staff.
  • ITTIC is currently working with the Champion teams at each of the schools to facilitate their development into a mentor role, as well as to plan for, develop and implement a trauma-informed action plan that is individualized to their school.
  • The fourth project year will consist of continuing to build on the work from previous years and more deliberately working at the district level.

Lockport City School District

Lockport City School District.

From May 2021 - September 2023, ITTIC will be in partnership with the Lockport City School District to co-facilitate a trauma-informed culture change and provide trauma-informed education and support.

  • The first year of the project will provide a baseline evaluation of trauma-informed culture, climate, and procedures of the Lockport City School District and a foundational "trauma 101" education.
  • The following years will provide monthly consultation and coaching on trauma trauma-informed educational practices with 8 school-based teams.

Neighborhood Legal Services

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From October 2019 through September 2021, ITTIC will be working with Neighborhood Legal Services to assist in their process of becoming more trauma-informed.

  • ITTIC provided an introduction to trauma and trauma-informed practices in mid-October during an all-staff meeting.
  • The remainder of the project will be focused on providing monthly consultation and coaching to all staff, working with an identified "Champion Team" around trauma-informed implementation and meeting with leadership.

Niagara Falls City School District

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From January 2020-June 2025, ITTIC will be in partnership with the Niagara Falls City School District to facilitate trauma-informed culture change.

  • The first year of the project will consist of conducting a baseline evaluation of trauma-informed culture, training of leadership and individuals identified as “Champions” in each of the 11 schools, and providing on-going support to teachers and staff.
  • In the following years, ITTIC will provide foundation education on trauma and trauma-informed practices to all teachers and support staff district-wide, as well as to continue to coach the Champion teams to develop their capacity to plan and implement trauma-informed culture change in their schools.
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North Tonawanda School District

From August 2020 through June 2022, ITTIC will be in partnership with the North Tonawanda School District to facilitate trauma-informed culture change.

  • The first part of the project will consist of conducting a baseline evaluation of trauma-informed culture, training of leadership and individuals identified as “Champions” in each of the 6 schools within the district, and providing on-going support to teachers and staff. 
  • Following that, ITTIC will provide foundational education on trauma and trauma-informed practices to all teachers and support staff district-wide, as well as support Champion teams in developing the capacity to plan and implement trauma-informed culture change in their schools. 
  • Throughout the collaboration, ITTIC will facilitate virtual support sessions for all district staff. 
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West Seneca Central School District

From September 2020 through June 2021, ITTIC will be in partnership with the West Seneca Central School District to facilitate trauma-informed culture change.

  • ITTIC will provide foundational education on trauma and trauma and trauma-informed practices to all teachers, administrators, and support staff district-wide.
  • Following the foundational trainings, each of the schools will receive 10 hours of follow-up with the ITTIC team to support developing the capacity to plan and implement trauma-informed culture change in their schools.
  • In 2021, ITTIC will support the formation of and facilitate ongoing consultation with a district team to review district-level procedures, messaging, and other considerations related to trauma-informed change.

Williamsville Central School District

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From January through June 2021, ITTIC will be in partnership with the Williamsville Central School District to provide trauma-informed education and support. 

  • ITTIC will provide virtual support and trauma-informed toolbox strategies for the classroom sessions monthly anchored around a specific topic.
  • ITTIC will also meet with the district social-emotional learning committees to oversee the trauma-informed work and provide bi-weekly video messaging to support teachers and staff across the district.