ITC is working with the Governor's office assisting the Secretary of Education, Dr. Mathew Malone, in rolling out the Governors' Task force on School Safety & Security. The ITC work focus is on how to create safety and security by integrating traditional hardening of target measures with psychosocial resiliency approaches to school climate and trauma informed care curriculums for faculty and staff; March 2014-June 2014.
Welcome to the International Trauma Center
The Heart of Trauma Informed Care®
This year marks our 20th Anniversary! The International Trauma Center is devoted to supporting initiatives of nonviolence, social justice and trauma recovery. We do this by building the heart of trauma informed care into social networks most impacted by trauma and exposure to violence. We are dedicated to excellence in the design and development of psychosocial and clinical trauma focused interventions. We are dedicated to unwavering advocacy for the heart of trauma informed care: no restraint, no seclusion, no isolation, no coercion-ever.
The International Trauma Center has been doing this work, heart to heart, for 20 years.
Thanks to our partners and clients we have evolved into a world leader disseminating and implementing trauma informed care innovations in 18 states and 16 countries globally. During the last 20 years we have worked face to face with over 610,000 trauma survivors and interfaced with their community based partners.
In honor of all those who have given us the privilege of working with them and in celebration of the courage shown through trauma recovery, we enter our 20th year welcoming visitors, partners and clients to continue a journey with us into the newest and deepest levels of the heart of trauma informed care innovations.
The ITC 'Golden Rule'
Those community members most impacted by the violence and trauma must be afforded the opportunity to play a central role in the resolution and recovery from that violence and trauma.
Massachusetts Governors' Task force on School Safety & Security
Preparations for the One Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings
ITC is working with community partners in Boston to assist with planning and preparation for security and safety and crisis counseling and psychosocial stabilization during the 2 weeks of anniversary ceremonies and activities. ITC is working with the same partners we worked with during the weeks after the bombings which took place on April 15, 2013. We are honored to be assisting the Boston Police Department, the Boston Emergency Medical Services, and Boston Public Schools and Boston Charter Schools; March 2015-April 2015
APA-ABA Conference “Confronting Family and Community Violence-The Intersection of Law & Psychology” with Attorney General Eric Holder and Dr. Robert D Macy as Keynote Speakers
May 1-3, 2014
ITC has been invited to provide a keynote presentation at the APA-ABA national conference this May in Washington DC. This is an important conference is a unique opportunity for law makers and psychologist to share knowledge and vision on how to reduce trauma and violence in family and community and is an important follow up event in support of President Obama's Defending Childhood Initiative.
Pioneering Trauma Informed Care Services in Iowa Adolescent Residential Treatment Centers
ITC continues to evolve trauma informed care clinical services for youth with complex trauma living in residential centers across Iowa, partnering with the Four Oaks Treatment Centers (http://www.fouroaks.org). ITC is developing advanced methods for the rapid processing of traumatic experiences and associated memories allowing adolescents to sustain recovery and be placed back into their homes or into foster homes with longer term success; January 2014-June 2014
Newest ITC research on our Classroom-Community-Culture Based Interventions (CBI®)has been accepted for publication in BioMedicalCentral Medicine Journal-April 2014
Title: School-based mental health intervention for children in war-affected Burundi: a cluster randomized trial.
Authors: Wietse A. Tol, PhD, Ivan H. Komproe, PhD, Mark J.D. Jordans, PhD, Aline
Ndayisaba, MA., Prudence Ntamutumba, MA, Heather Sipsma, PhD, Eva S. Smallegange, MS, Robert D. Macy, PhD, Joop T.V.M. de Jong, MD, PhD