Summit County Trauma Informed Care Coalition

About the Summit County Trauma Informed Care Coalition (SCTICC)

Over 20 community partners representing the health care, education, legal and other systems working together to educate our community and to improve quality and access to trauma informed support – to create a trauma informed community.

Our Mission

To increase understanding within the community about trauma and its effects, to improve quality of care and access to evidence-based services for individuals and families affected by trauma, and to facilitate collaboration across systems.

What is Trauma/Adversity?

Any experience, real or perceived, that leaves a person feeling hopeless, helpless, and/or fearing for one's survival or safety.

Trauma informed care is important to the...

What is the Summit County TICC doing about it?

  • Speaker's Bureau - Providing presentation to educate the community about the importance of trauma and how we can prevent it and overcome its effects. Use this form to request a speaker.
  • Workforce Development - Supporting and endorsing evidence‐based, trauma informed practices and providing professional development opportunities.
  • Collaboration - Developing a network of interdisciplinary community organizations to promote county‐wide coordinated trauma informed care.

Web Resources

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

National Center for PTSD

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Center for Trauma Informed Care


Summit County Partners

Akron Childrens Hospital   Akron Metropolitan Housing Association Akron Municipal Court Akron Public Schools  Attorneys Emershaw, Mushkat & Schneier    Battered Women's Shelter
CCF/AG Path Center Change Direction Summit County  Choices  Coleman Services  Community Support Services First Things First Council 
Greeenleaf Family Center NEOBH Pastoral Counseling Services Portage Path Behavioral Health/PES Rape Crisis Center  Shelter Care Summa Health System
Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board Summit County Children Services Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro Summit County Juvenile Court  Summit Educational Service Center Tough Work Outreach
University of Akron          


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