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.

Oneida County Department of Family and Community Services

From 2023-2024, ITTIC will collaborate with Oneida County Department of Family and Community Services to begin building a foundation for trauma informed care.

  • ITTIC will provide in-person training to staff, the impact of the work and how the five values/principles can be utilized to avoid re-traumatization.
  • ITTIC will also provide training to a supervisor on how to cultivate a trauma-informed and productive working environment that addresses the needs and impact of the work for staff.

Office of Addiction Services and Supports

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In February 2016, ITTIC partnered with the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) through the New York Serving Adolescents in Need of Treatment (NY-SAINT) project. From 2020 - 2024, ITTIC will be working with OASAS to build capacity for trauma-informed care across the system.

  • Through the initial project, OASAS and ITTIC were awarded the SAMHSA/CSAT grant #T1024268-02 to provide a trauma-informed care learning collaborative for agencies that work with adolescents with substance abuse disorders. 
  • ITTIC and OASAS identified 30 “champions” from OASAS agencies across the state to participate in the collaborative.
  • From March through August 2016, ITTIC trained and provided consultation around creating and sustaining trauma-informed systems of care, so that champions could bring the knowledge and skills back to their own agencies.  
  • In 2020, ITTIC and OASAS identified 38 individuals from agencies and central office to participate in a 6-month learning collaborative. 
  • The Champions wrapped-up and graduated on January 19th, 2021.
  • ITTIC continued work until December 2022 developing a trauma-informed training curriculum and facilitated a train-the-trainer model with OASAS trainers. 
  • Starting in 2023, ITTIC will work with OASAS Central Office to deepen implementation across the system.