Welcome to the International Trauma Center
The Heart of Trauma Informed Care®
This year marks our 21st 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 21 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 21 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 21st 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.
ITC Continues to Work with DOJ, OJJDP Office of Programs in Separate National Initiatives to Reduce Exposure to Violence and Trauma for Adolescents Across the U.S.
ITC was invited to share knowledge and vision on how to reduce trauma and violence in family and community as part of President Obama’s Defending Childhood Initiative.
Pioneering Trauma Informed Care Services in Midwestern Adolescent Residential Treatment Centers
ITC evolved trauma informed care clinical services for youth with complex trauma region-wide across the Midwest, partnering with the Four Oaks Treatment Centers (http://www.fouroaks.org) and the Midwest Trauma Services Network (MTSN: http://midwesttrauma.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 2013-January 2016
BCF ATTUNEMENT PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN: TWO-DAY CREDENTIALING TRAINING
January 17, 2016 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm and January 18, 2016 @ 9 am – 5:30 pm
From the Boston Children’s Foundation, partnering with the International Trauma Center: Through the language of the body, children learn to discriminate safe and positive facial cues and physical territory while exploring music, soft props and story. This two-day training, conducted by founder, Dicki Johnson Macy, M.Ed., BC-DMT, LMHC, IDMA, credentials participants (dancers, teachers, parents, clinicians) in the Rainbowdance protocol that is accessible to all children regardless of physical or emotional affliction, cultural background, traumatic exposure, or other disability that might otherwise exclude him from group participation.
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