Becky Haas, community crime prevention manager for the Johnson City Police Department, hopes the Trauma Informed Care system created here will spread throughout the nation.
Johnson City is on the verge of becoming a completely Trauma-Informed Care community, which local officials believe can improve the health, education and social lives of everyone who lives in the region.
And Johnson City’s efforts to create this system of care could spur a national movement.
That belief was apparent Wednesday at a national seminar held at the Carnegie Hotel where more than 100 people — local and from across the nation — gathered to learn how to move from understanding Trauma-Informed Care to implementing trauma-responsive services.
Johnson City hosted a forum for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
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