Call for Proposals is NOW Open

The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Department of Developmental Disabilities are accepting proposals for the Eighth Annual Trauma-Informed Care Summit scheduled for May 18 and 19, 2021.  


This year’s Summit will once again be virtual. The purpose of the Summit is to move our systems beyond trauma informed to trauma competent with specific focus on Trauma-Informed Care in a PandemicAs the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, we are in the midst of uncertainty and upheaval. Where the focus may often be on recognizing COVID-19 symptoms during this time, it is also important to recognize that this time of crisis and trauma may lead to many physical, emotional, social, relational and spiritual challenges for many.  In recognizing how the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to individual and collective trauma, and the negative mental health effects people may face in response, it is important that we support ourselves and others throughout this time.  As Judith Herman (1992) states in her book about recovering from the aftermath of trauma, "Traumatic events are extraordinary, not because they occur rarely, but rather because they overwhelm the ordinary human adaptations to life."


Read ALL details and requirements below, then Click HERE to access the application.


If you would like to submit a proposal to present at the Summit, please note the following important information: 

  • Submission Deadline: CLOSE OF BUSINESS FEBRUARY 15th, 2021
  • Announcement of presenters selected March 8, 2021
  • Presenters must submit workshop materials no later than APRIL 2, 2021
  • All proposals must be fully submitted electronically, including co-presenter information and disclosure forms for each presenter
  • All sessions will be 90 minutes in length (1 Hour 30 minutes)
  • Day One – two sessions with eight break outs for a total of sixteen workshops
  • Day Two – two sessions with eight break outs for a total of sixteen workshops
  • All presenters must agree to have their session recorded for use on eLearning platforms
  • Presenters will be encouraged to design their workshop to promote learners feeling comfortable, and include movement, interaction and active participation
  • Presenters will be invited to participate in a coaching and orientation session on virtual presenting; the session will also include equipment compatibility testing with the virtual platform.

In the proposal application form, you will be required to fill in ALL of the following information prior to clicking the "submit" button at the bottom of the application page.

To Start your Proposal Submission, you will click the button "Register Yourself", which appears on the application instruction page.

NOTE: Your proposal will not be considered submitted until you click the final 'SUBMIT' button, when all required fields are complete and required documents are uploaded.  At that time, you will receive a message Thanking you for your submission. That will be your confirmation that your proposal has been submitted.  We will be unable to review your proposal materials until your proposal is fully submitted.


  • Presenter(s) name, title, credentials and resume/bio
  • Lead presenter contact information (address, phone, website)
  • Title of workshop as it will appear in the Summit agenda
  • Three Summit learning objectives
  • Identify all of the Summit Focus Areas your workshop will address
  • Workshop Description – not to exceed 750 words
  • Identify your workshop targeted audience as:
    • Beginner - little to no experience or understanding of the TIC concepts; looking for basic information and application
    • Intermediate - basic experience & understanding of TIC concepts, but seeking to increase understanding and application
    • Advanced - competent in addressing TIC in practice and teaching; seeking additional depth and specific application of concepts and practices; familiar with research supported concepts and practices
  • Include a statement that describes the integration of diversity-related considerations, such as culture, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, language differences, socioeconomic status, and/or religiosity into trauma-informed care interventions (other aspects of diversity may be considered). Examples of other possible diversity-related topics include, but are not limited to, health disparities, stigma, racial equity and culturally-relevant trauma assessment and intervention.
  • Lead Presenter resume/bio (and co-presenters, if applicable) - upload document where requested
  • Signed disclosure form for each presenter - download HERE, enter required information, re-scan and upload where requested.