In fall 2015, ITTIC partnered with the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute in a five-year contract around trauma and trauma-informed care training for those working with the AIDS/HIV+ population.
ITTIC will train Peers from around the state each year as part of the AIDS Institute’s Peer certification program. Additionally, ITTIC will train and work with identified individuals known as “champions” in order to help them bring the knowledge and skills around trauma and trauma-informed care back to their spots across the state.
Since spring 2017, ITTIC has been in partnership with All Star Children’s Foundation, in order to assist in the development of their trauma-informed campus in Sarasota, Florida.
ITTIC is currently collaborating with All Star Children’s Foundation in the development of a training model for the campus’ foster parents and staff. ITTIC is also reviewing policies, procedures and forms while providing feedback around trauma-informed values and language.
From September 2018-March 2019, ITTIC will be involved in a learning collaborative with Champions in Oswego County to assist them in becoming more knowledgeable in TIC.
ITTIC will provide psychoeducation, training, consultation and will supply the Champions with the tools they need to become a trauma-informed agency/organization/system. By expanding on a train-the-trainer approach, the learning collaborative will not only provide Champions with content and resources, but also promote a parallel process through the trainers’ modeling of skills, activities and discussions—putting the Champions in the position to bring the information and resources back to their own agencies/organizations/systems for planning, implementation and sustainability.