January 21, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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January 14, 2015 (11:59 PM) EST
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Trauma-Informed Care: Core Principles, Professional Development, and State Update (Video Conference)

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This event is a video conference that will broadcast to the state's Regional Psychiatric Hospitals and other sites. Attend at a site near you.
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This event is also part of a training series that supports the statewide Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) initiative of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).
  • Learn More: Additional dates, locations, & topics (click here).

PowerPoints and handouts from this event have been posted in the "Supporting Materials" section below.


Individuals with experiences of trauma are found in multiple service sectors, not just in behavioral healthcare settings. Trauma is widespread, harmful, and a costly public health problem. Trauma has no boundaries with regard to age, gender, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, geography, or sexual orientation. It is an almost universal experience of people with mental disorders and substance use disorders. The need to address trauma is increasingly viewed as an important component of effective behavioral health service delivery.

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is becoming the expectation in all Ohio service settings. Trauma occurs as a result of violence, abuse, neglect, loss, disaster, war, and other emotionally harmful experiences. A multi-pronged, multi-agency public health approach inclusive of public education and awareness, prevention and early identification, and effective trauma-specific assessment and treatment is underway in Ohio.

This workshop will provide a general and basic foundation of TIC principles and conceptual approaches, a brief self-evaluation of professional competencies and needs, as well as an update of Ohio TIC activities.  

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to ...

  • List the 6 core TIC principles.
  • Identify the 3 E's and describe their relevance to clinical practice.
  • Identify the 4 R's and describe their relevance to clinical practice.
  • Identify issues for professional development.
  • Describe Ohio's TIC initiative.


  • Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, of our Center (get bio)
  • Patrick Boyle, LISW-S, LICDC-CS of our Center (get bio)
  • Kim Kehl, MEd, of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)


Our training events are open to professionals from multiple disciplines, service settings, and systems of care who provide healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and other services to people with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Examples of people who attend our events include the following:

Service roles

  • Program managers
  • Team leaders
  • Clinical supervisors
  • Medical staff
  • Quality assurance professionals
  • Administrators
  • Policymakers
  • Direct-service staff
  • Peer supporters
  • Peer specialists
  • Peer recovery coaches

Service settings

  • Behavioral healthcare organizations (e.g., mental health, addiction services)
  • County boards (e.g., mental health, addiction services)
  • Psychiatric hospitals (state and community)
  • Hospitals
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • Criminal justice (e.g., police, courts, jail, probation, parole)
  • Residential
  • Housing
  • Health clinics (primary health)
  • Health Homes

Professional disciplines

  • Mental-health services
  • Addiction services
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Primary healthcare
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Residential
  • Housing
  • Criminal justice
  • Vocational rehabilitation


National Resources

TIP 57: Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services.
Pub ID: SMA14-4816. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
| get pdf |

SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach.
Pub ID#: SMA14-4884. July 2014. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
| get pdf |

Ohio Resources

OhioMHAS' Statewide Trauma-Informed Care Initiative
| learn more |

Hand-Outs from This Event

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  1. Trauma-Informed Care: "Creating Environments of Resiliency and Hope"
  2. Finding Your ACE Score Calculator

Keynote PowerPoint as PDF

  • Trauma Informed Care - Core Principles, Professional Development, and State Update
  • Presenter: Patrick Boyle, LISW-S, LICDC-CS of our Center (get bio)
  • Presenter: Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD (get bio)
  • Presenter: Kim Kehl, MEd, of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)

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