Following the 2005 endorsement of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) Position Statement on Services and Supports to Trauma Survivors, many states have begun initiatives to integrate an understanding of the effects of trauma into their policies, programs, and practices. In 2013, NASMHPD and NCDVTMH worked in partnership to administer a survey to state mental health department directors. This survey collected information about states’ trauma initiatives, with a focus on how they address issues that survivors of domestic violence often face. This report details the main findings of the survey, including information on relationships between state mental health departments and domestic violence organizations, training and technical assistance needs, and ways states are incorporating domestic violence and trauma into their mental health policies and procedures. The next phase of this project involves completing in-depth interviews with state mental health commissioners, which will be detailed in a forthcoming report.
Now Available: State Mental Health Administrators Survey Report
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