Trauma-informed approaches: Federal activities and initiatives


(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)

This report documents the projects, programs, and initiatives of more than three dozen federal agencies, departments, and offices. With agencies’ commitment to implementing gender-responsive, trauma-informed approaches, it addresses the growing national interest in this issue, the work of the Federal Partners Committee, and the specific progress that participating agencies have made over the past  three years (2010-2013), since the Committee’s publication of its first report in 2011. This new report, developed with support from SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care, clearly demonstrates the application of trauma-informed approaches across a wide range of settings and systems and encourages other governmental and nongovernmental agencies to implement a cross-sector, interagency, inter-systems’ realization, recognition, and response to trauma. Other works of the Federal Partners Committee on Women and Trauma can be found at