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Mission

To create a resilient, trauma-informed society where all individuals, families, and communities have the opportunity and support needed to thrive.

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Goals

1.) To inform and advocate for public and tribal policies and programs at the federal, state, and local levels that incorporate up-to-date scientific findings regarding the relationship between trauma and related social and health challenges across the lifespan.

2) To work in collaboration with government, organizations and citizens to develop trauma-informed, prevention-focused, evidence-informed policies and practices.

Approach

CTIPP explicitly focuses on the common underpinnings of many of our most pressing social and health problems. The organization works to expand and continuously improve our coalition across sectors and systems through open engagement. We recognize that sustainable change in policies and programs requires the participation and leadership of not only those responsible for implementation, but the people for whom programs and policies are designed. We are committed to ensuring voice and choice for everyone.

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CTIPP embraces a public health framework, addressing the social determinants of health and supporting the integration of promotion, prevention, resilience-building and healing activities. We recognize the importance of historical and intergenerational patterns that affect health across the lifespan as well as the health and welfare of families. We know that people are fundamentally resilient and we prioritize actions and policies that support and build on natural strengths. We believe that trauma-informed approaches address social justice as well as healing.

Our work to help create an equitable, just, and trauma-informed society requires the development of broad-based, systemic solutions and structural reform, in addition to new partnerships and funding mechanisms.

Policy and Practice Agenda

  • CTIPP works to facilitate “practice-informed policy” and “policy-informed practice.” To achieve this broad vision, CTIPP develops cross-sector networks of influence, works with and through existing sector-based organizations and tribal communities, and builds and sustains relationships between practitioners in the field, advocates, and policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels. CTIPP uses these networks to identify structural, policy, and financial barriers to implementing comprehensive traumainformed approaches, and uses effective channels of outreach to share information and promote action. This open information-sharing between practitioners and policymakers provides the foundation for systemic and structural change.

  • CTIPP works to help practitioners and policymakers understand that programs operating in “silos” are not as effective or efficient in addressing trauma as those that cut across organizational boundaries and generations and that integrate prevention, early intervention, and treatment.
  • CTIPP supports the expansion of trauma-informed, resilient community development by identifying, analyzing, and disseminating information to help communities implement sustainable, comprehensive trauma-informed approaches, with a focus on providing practical, concrete advice and implementation strategies.
  • CTIPP maintains a particular focus on the groups and individuals most severely affected by trauma, including historical trauma, childhood adversity, and complex trauma.
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  • CTIPP SUPPORTS POLICY AND PRACTICE THAT IS: Trauma-preventive, reducing trauma exposure and enhancing resilience Trauma-informed, mitigating the effects of trauma exposure Trauma-specific, improving access to trauma-focused services