Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Training Collaboration

SAMHSA training.

ITTIC was one of seven locations to receive a "Train the Trainer" grant on Trauma-Informed Care and the Criminal Justice System. In addition to funding, SAMHSA provides materials and support for ITTIC, which are used to train organizations in the community. SAMHSA offers an array of free material to assist individuals and organizations as they engage in trauma-informed care.

ITTIC is pleased to collaborate with Hilbert College's Institute of Law and Justice and Martin Floss, PhD, on the implementation of a How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses training. Together we have created a core group of local SAMHSA-trained trainers who can now train others on becoming trauma-informed within the criminal justice system. The trainings are co-facilitated by professionals in the criminal justice and human services fields.

About the Training

Who: Law enforcement, community corrections (probation, parole and pre-trial services officers), court personnel and human service providers interacting with criminal justice system who are looking to be trauma-informed in their work

What: How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses is a free 4-hour training program for criminal justice professionals designed to:

  • Increase understanding of trauma.
  • Create an awareness of the impact of trauma on behavior.
  • Develop trauma-informed responses.

Where: Across Erie and Niagara County

When: Trainings are typically offered to the community twice a year, but can be available upon request

Request More Information

For more information on upcoming trainings or to schedule a training for your agency, please contact us at (716) 829-3745 or by using our contact form.