- The ODMHSAS has put into rule that Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) must be trauma informed capable, include that trauma informed aspect as part of their organizational needs assessment, and organizational description, and provide trauma informed in-services for all employees each calendar year. It also requires, that trauma history and symptoms be included as part of the intake assessment. Similar trauma language is also included in ODMHSAS contracts.
- Rose Rock Recovery Center and the Children’s Recovery Center have both received Sanctuary © certification and continue their journey in trauma informed care. Griffin Memorial Hospital is also now in the process of obtaining Sanctuary © certification.
- In October of 2007, the ODMHSAS, was the recipient of a SAMHSA Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint grant that was implemented at Griffin Memorial Hospital and the Children’s Recovery Center. This grant provided 6 core strategies in the creation of a trauma informed environment and the reduction of seclusion and restraint. As the grant draws to a close, the sites are working on a training curriculum that will allow both sustainability and spread to other inpatient settings.
- In October 2010, the ODMHSAS became the recipient of a five year Mental Health Transformation grant, known as FRE – Freedom Recovery and Empowerment, to expand adult trauma informed services. This grant will allow for the training and provision of both trauma informed services and trauma specific interventions at one urban and one rural pilot site. One of the long term goals of this grant is to develop an Oklahoma specific tool kit to replicate the model state-wide.
- The ODMHSAS has initiated and partnered with other agencies in bringing trauma informed training to Oklahoma, including START: Systematic Training to Assist in the Recovery from Trauma, and TAMAR: Trauma, Addiction, Mental Health, and Recovery.
- The ODMHSAS has ten Child Victims of Trauma contracts spread across the state that provide trauma specific assessment and interventions, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and other promising practice models.
- The Freedom, Recovery, Empowerment program offers trauma informed services for adult men and women. Funded through a SAMSHAS Mental Health Transformation Grant, the goals of the grant include training the workforce to provide specialized, trauma specific, evidence based treatments. Individuals in the program are empowered to direct their own services through recovery support services. The overall goal is to develop a toolkit for provider’s to implement trauma informed care at center’s throughout Oklahoma. Two pilot agencies, Northcare Center, and Mental Health Services of Southern Oklahoma are the test sites for the program.
- FY13 requirement for training for child serving providers – trauma screening and assessment, CPT, TF-CBT, trauma education.
- CMHC and SA provider training in trauma specific and trauma informed models- Seeking Safety, Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model (TREM) Creating Cultures in Trauma Informed Care (CCTIC).
- Trauma education incorporated into ongoing curriculum for Recovery Support Specialist, Case Management and Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Specialist .
- Statewide training of the CMHC workforce in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the Beck Institute for Research and Training develops ongoing infrastructure to train the workforce in Cognitive Behavioral Techniques.
- E-Learning - Trauma education for provider workforce and trauma informed care models.
- Oklahoma Children’s Court Summit Fy11 focus on trauma informed care for Judges.
- “Access for All” grant incorporates trauma informed care principles into Systems of Care Communities statewide Ongoing Trauma Informed Training is provided to agencies and at conferences.