Campaign for Trauma-informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP)

Mission To create a resilient, trauma-informed society where all individuals, families, and communities have the opportunity and support needed to thrive. Goals 1.) To inform and advocate for public and tribal policies and programs at the federal, state, and local levels that incorporate up-to-date scientific findings regarding the relationship between trauma and related social and health challenges across the lifespan. 2) To work in collaboration with government, organizations and citizens to develop trauma-informed, prevention-focused, evidence-informed policies and practices. Approach CTIPP explicitly focuses on the common underpinnings of many of our most pressing social and health problems. The organization works to expand and continuously improve our coalition across sectors and systems through open engagement. We recognize that sustainable change in policies and programs requires the participation and leadership of not only those responsible for implementation, but the people for whom programs and policies are designed. We are committed to ensuring voice and choice for everyone.

CTIPP embraces a public health framework, addressing the social determinants of health and supporting the integration of promotion, prevention, resilience-building and healing activities. We recognize the importance of historical and intergenerational patterns that affect health across the lifespan as well as the health and welfare of families. We know that people are fundamentally resilient and we prioritize actions and policies that support and build on natural strengths. We believe that trauma-informed approaches address social justice as well as healing.

Our work to help create an equitable, just, and trauma-informed society requires the development of broad-based, systemic solutions and structural reform, in addition to new partnerships and funding mechanisms.

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