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We raise awareness of the impact of trauma across our areas of expertise, as we recognize that traumatic experiences can negatively impact an individuals’ functioning and well-being. We help stakeholders recognize the impact of trauma on behavior and develop trauma-informed approaches that can be integrated into their organizations, with a critical focus on behavioral health and criminal justice organizations to promote healing and recovery. By recognizing the impact of trauma and integrating trauma-informed responses, we can promote recovery, reduce re-traumatization, and enhance safety for all involved parties.

PROJECTS

This national project is designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs (SSI/SSDI) administered by the Social Security Administration for eligible adults who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.


This national project is designed to expand access to community-based services for adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders at all points of contact with the justice system.


This project aims to improve life opportunities for youth by advancing policy and practice improvements that ensure the well-being of youth, families, and communities.


This national program was designed to operationalize SAMHSA’s existing wellness initiative. The Program to Achieve Wellness (PAW) promoted recovery and holistic well-being for people across the country through the development of online wellness and technical assistance products and resources, provision of technical assistance, and recognition of innovative and successful wellness programs.


The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge—Serious Mental Illness Technical Assistance contract provides intensive technical assistance to the selected Safety and Justice Challenge jurisdictions that have targeted initiatives for individuals with Serious Mental Illness.


Policy Research, Inc. operated SAMHSA’s Statewide Family and Consumer Networks (FCN) TA Center from 2009-2014. The FCN TA Center provided TA and support to grantees of the Statewide Family and Consumer Networks grant programs (SFN/SCN). Grantees of each program received three-year grants from SAMHSA to develop the infrastructure and business models needed to serve as their state’s resource and advocacy organization for families and their children (SFN) and for adults (SCN) with mental illness.


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