This fund provides support for trauma-related services, training and support within UB and the community.
The Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC) is dedicated to providing the public with knowledge about the deleterious effects of trauma, and promoting the implementation of trauma informed care principles across various disciplines.
Recognizing the centrality of trauma is the key to accomplishing ITTIC’s overall mission of establishing a multidisciplinary trauma informed system of care, thus ensuring that service systems are not re-traumatizing already vulnerable populations. The Institute, which is part of UB’s School of Social Work, provides training and consultation within the systems of child welfare, adult mental health, developmental disabilities, education, criminal justice and the court system.
ITTIC oversees independent studies, field placements and funded research projects and grants that provide evaluation, trauma-specific treatment interventions, training, technical assistance and consultation for organizations regarding trauma-informed care. In addition, ITTIC works collaboratively with other disciplines at the University of Buffalo and other academic institutions.
The Institute was started at by Research Professor Thomas Nochajski and Clinical Professor Susan Green out of the need for additional trauma-related initiatives.