Trauma-Informed Care │ Our Services

AIR supports systems in creating and bolstering trauma-informed environments, practices, policies, and programs that transform, uplift and empower administrators, staff, and service recipients. AIR offers a range of trauma-informed services designed to transform systems and increase capacity to provide trauma-informed care.

Learn more about our trauma-informed care capabilities in training and technical assistance and resource development.

Training and Technical Assistance

AIR brings extensive expertise providing training and technical assistance (TTA) to support systems in capacity building efforts to adopt a trauma-informed, survivor-driven approach to care. AIR applies a public health approach to addressing trauma and supports systems in adopting a universal, trauma-informed approach to have the broadest reach and impact.

AIR supports organizations across all stages of the journey towards creating and sustaining trauma-informed practices and environments. AIR capacity-building work spans individual agencies, schools, and districts; state agencies; statewide coalitions; and multi-agency learning collaboratives. Our TTA projects range from short-term support to intensive, multiyear efforts to build organizational capacity in trauma-informed care.

Current Projects

Trauma-Informed Schools Professional Development Support Services

For the state of Connecticut’s Capitol Region Education Council AIR is providing training and technical assistance to support 3 schools in adopting a trauma-informed approach as part of a multi-year professional development project.

Trauma-Informed Capacity-Building Project

For the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, AIR is providing training and technical assistance to support state-funded housing providers in providing trauma-informed care via state-wide trainings on trauma-informed care and the facilitation of a trauma-informed capacity-building collaborative for a subset of providers to support in-depth implementation of trauma-informed practice.

Past Projects

Trauma-Informed Training and Support for Agencies Serving Runaway and Homeless Youth

For the Federal Youth Services Bureau’s Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center, AIR provided training and technical assistance to support Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) grantees in providing trauma-informed care for youth exposed to multiple forms of trauma, including sexual and gender-based violence. TTA included assisting programs in assessing their current capacity in trauma-informed care, developing online resources related to trauma-informed care, and overseeing a learning collaborative for supporting the adoption of a trauma-informed approach in programs serving runaway and homeless youth.

Trauma-Informed Capacity-Building Project

For the statewide South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, AIR supported a collective capacity-building effort that included conducting a trauma-informed capacity assessment across member agencies, providing trauma-related web-based training and resources to all coalition members, and providing intensive training and consultation to a learning cohort to support trauma-informed organizational change efforts in DV settings.

Multi-System Trauma-Informed Collaborative for Children Exposed to Violence (MSTIC)

For the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Multi-System Trauma-Informed Collaborative for Children Exposed to Violence (MSTIC), AIR and Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, provided training and technical assistance to support three U.S. states through a strategic planning process for developing a coordinated, cross-system strategy for ensuring a shared understanding of trauma and its impact, and collectively aligning practices and policies to improve the identification, screening, assessment, and treatment of children and youth exposed to violence.

Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Part of the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation’s Mental Health and Well-being Initiative, AIR oversaw a first-of-its-kind, multi-site demonstration project, funded as part of the, to build the capacity of community-based organizations to adopt a trauma-informed, gender responsive approach to serving women Veterans using our trauma-informed care curriculum.

Resource Development

AIR is well-versed in developing tools and resources for supporting trauma-informed service delivery that can be adapted to different contexts and used by providers to sustain their efforts to provide trauma-informed care.