To create a healthy, just, resilient, and trauma-informed society where all individuals, families, and communities have the social, political, cultural, economic, and spiritual opportunities and support necessary to thrive.
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 trauma-informed 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.
- 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