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NCBH Resource: Trauma-Informed, Recovery-Oriented System of Care Toolkit


In August, the National Council on Behavioral Health released a new toolkit to help organizations create sustainable system-wide change that addresses trauma and fosters recovery for the people they serve.

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The opioid crisis has affected families across the nation. Approximately 10.3 million people live with an opioid use disorder and there were more than 46,000 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2018. We know that trauma is a significant driver of substance use disorders and scores on the Adverse Childhood Experience index are highly correlated with substance use disorders later in life.   

[With this toolkit] you’ll gain the tools and practical examples to:

  • Develop and implement trauma-informed frameworks for organizing substance use services within your community, such as identifying and responding to patients with trauma and substance use challenges.
  • Create a framework that involves assessing organizational readiness of medication-assisted treatment and practices.
  • Address individual and environmental risk factors for substance use through evidence-based programs and strategies.


View our informational webinar on combating the opioid crisis through a trauma-informed, recovery-oriented system of care (TI-ROSC). Sparked your interest? Read our blog post on why the TI-ROSC model may provide a useful framework for improving service delivery and care.

Questions? Contact Sarah Flinspach at

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