37 organizations to train in offering trauma-informed behavioral healthcare

Washington, DC (May 6, 2013)—Thirty seven behavioral health organizations across the U.S. (see list below) have been chosen to participate in the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare's 2013 Trauma-informed Behavioral Healthcare Learning Community launched in April.

The learning community offers individual and group coaching by renowned national trauma experts, webinars, networking opportunities, and exclusive tools and resources. At the end of the year-long learning community, participants will be deeply immersed in implementing trauma-informed approaches and know how to:

The National Council also offers individual consulting by our trauma experts, Cheryl Sharp and Linda Ligenza, to help you devise and implement a complete A-Z trauma-informed care plan. They'll help your organization address board and leadership buy-in, workforce training, practice changes and guidelines, community awareness, and outcomes measurement. Our experts are available for short-term and long-term consulting and training engagements at your site and will work hands-on with your core implementation team.

Ask us how the National Council's trauma consulting and training services can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization — contact the National Council's Consulting Manager, Daisy Wheeler, at 202.684.7457 or DaisyW@thenationalcouncil.org to schedule a discovery call with our trauma experts.

National Council 2013 Trauma-informed Behavioral Healthcare Learning Community Participants

Arizona State Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
CenClear, Phillipsburg, PA
Chestnut Health Systems, Granite City, IL
Citizen Advocates, Malone, NY
Colorado West, Glenwood Springs, CO
Community Care Services, Lincoln Park, MI
Community Healthcore, Longview, TX
County of San Diego, Health & Human Services Agency, San Diego, CA
De Paul Treatment Centers, Portland, OR
DePelchin Children's Center, Houston, TX
DN Community Mental Health Centers, New Haven, CT
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia, Raleigh, NC
Family & Children's Place, Louisville, KY
Gaudenzia, Philadelphia, PA
Hamilton Center, Terre Haute, IN
Henry J. Austin, Trenton, NJ
Hillsides, Pasadena, CA
Lakeview Mental Health, Geneva, NY
Linden Oaks at Edward, Naperville, IL
Mental Health Centers of Denver, Denver, CO
Midtown CMHC, Indianapolis, IN
MN Department of Human Services: Recovery Resource Center Project, St. Paul, MN
MS Department of Mental Health, Jackson, MS
Navos, Seattle, WA
North Carolina Mentor, West End, NC
North Point Behavioral Health Services, Bethesda, OH
Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, Goshen, IN
Pacific Clinics, Pasadena, CA
Pathway Caring for Children, Canton, OH
PEOPLE, Inc, Poughkeepsie, NY
People Encouraging People, Baltimore, MD
Seven Counties Services, Louisville, KY
Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, San Diego, CA
TERROS, Phoenix, AZ
The ACCESS Initiative of Champaign County, Champaign, IL
The Children's Home Society of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ
Urban Peak, Denver, CO

About the National Council

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) is the unifying voice of America's community mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with our 2,000 member organizations, we serve our nation's most vulnerable citizens — the more than 8 million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life. The National Council pioneered Mental Health First Aid in the U.S. and has trained nearly 100,000 individuals to connect youth and adults in need to mental health and addictions care in their communities.

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