Kansas Department of Health and Environment
CEI staff are working with KDHE to promote trauma-informed policies and practices within the Public Health System in Kansas in order to improve Medicaid service delivery. We do this by providing training and technical support to public health professionals and their partners, including local health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Safety-Net Clinics.
Kansas Systems of Care
CEI staff are engaging youth and families who receive behavioral health services, community mental health centers, and other community partners to enhance trauma-informed cultures for service level staff, organizations, and the behavioral health system itself. This work is supported by a System of Care cooperative agreement with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disabilities Services funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. As a trauma-informed approach is one of the principles of the System of Care concept, CEI is also tasked with helping shape and facilitate the adoption and implementation of trauma-informed policies to help sustain systemic change over time.
Larned State Hospital
LiveWell Finney County – Facilitating ACEs
Understanding the impacts of trauma and building individual and community resiliency are a critical part of creating strong, healthy communities for the people who live, learn, work and play within them. CEI is supporting the Finney County community in their efforts to become more trauma-informed by developing a cross-sector cadre of “Master Trainers” who will be responsible for educating community residents and partners about ACEs and their impacts on health and well-being. The project includes a two-day Master Training of Trainers and 8-9 month Community of Practice to support the trainers’ ongoing professional development.
Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization