Committed to helping trauma-exposed people achieve safety, connection and empowerment. It develops training and consultation to help agencies throughout California and the nation transform practice to work more effectively with clients by better understanding trauma and focusing on safety.
Empowers journalists, researchers, school administrators, parents, and all citizens to understand the crises their communities face so we can work together to prevent future crises.
SAMHSA Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.
Identification of Best Practices in Peer Support Programs: White Paper? As part of its ongoing mission, the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) explored how to most effectively apply peer support in the military environment. The military has created a culture in which service members take care of each other. Common experiences, particularly for those who have served in combat, bind individuals together. Shared experiences are the foundation for peer support, as they foster the initial trust and credibility necessary for developing relationships in which individuals are willing to open up and discuss their problems despite concerns about stigma. Peer-to-peer programs facilitate opportunities for individuals to talk with trained peer supporters who can offer educational and social support and provide avenues for additional help if needed.