Deadline for proposal submission: Mon, February 13, 2023, 3pm EST

NOTE: Carefully read the Summit Goals and instructions below, then to begin your Proposal Submission, click the SUBMIT button below.

The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (Ohio MHAS), Developmental Disabilities (DODD), and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) are accepting proposals for the 10th Annual Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Summit scheduled for May 16 and 17, 2023.

We are excited to announce that we will be coming together for a live, in-person event @ the Hilton Columbus Polaris, 8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, Ohio.

The purpose of the 10th Annual TIC Summit is to move our systems from beyond being trauma informed to providing trauma responsive and competent care, services, and supports. When our care, services, and supports are trauma responsive and competent, the people we support and serve build resilience and are able to heal and recover.

We all recognize that there are a variety of pathways to building resilience, healing, and recovery. Furthermore, the healing journey is one that is specific to and focused on the individual needs of each person, family, organization, and community. As we enhance and deepen our understanding of the pathways, that can lead a person, family, organization, and community to healing and recovery, we can better improve and progress in providing trauma responsive and competent care, services, and supports that build resilience.

10th Annual TIC Summit Goal:
This year our goal is to advance knowledge of how to incorporate trauma responsive and competent care within the context of the person-served systems and move toward healing and recovery through the application of trauma responsive and competent care, services, and supports that build resilience. It is our hope that we will enhance Ohio's response to individual and collective trauma together.

Submission Criteria
Please see the following categories below to determine where your submission(s) would be best suited for consideration. In general, we are inviting submissions that align with Ohio's Trauma-Informed Care strategic goals:

Category 1: Workforce development / community support:

  • Trauma responsive and competent care, services, and supports that enhance our services to those that have lived experiences associated with trauma.
  • Trauma responsive and competent care, service, and support initiatives that have been successfully been implemented.
  • Programs and initiatives, including advanced practices, concepts, and principles, that help to build resilience, healing, and foster recovery.
  • Education and training to implement evidence-based trauma responsive and competent care services.

Category 2: Organizational development / leadership:

  • Education, training, and strategies for organizations wanting to develop, enhance, and advance their systems of trauma responsive and competent care, services, and supports.
  • Development and implementation of organizational policies and procedures that support trauma responsive and competent care and services.
  • Development and implementation of organizational policies and procedures that build or augment workforce wellness and resilience.
  • Programs, care, and services to support direct care staff, first responders, and/or service providers that are proven and effective to recognize and address secondary traumatic stress in the workforce.
  • Macro level system, project, or workgroup focused on enhancing Ohio’s response to trauma and the lived experiences of people, families, organizations, or communities.
  • Contribution to macro level systems that promote both individual and collective resilience, healing, and recovery.

Category 3: Cultural competence / humility:

  • Strategies for system level collaboration to further promote diversification, equity, and inclusion in trauma informed care and treatment.
  • Address the role and intersection of culture in trauma, trauma responsive and competent care, building resilience, healing, and recovery.
  • Programs that specifically address the trauma responsive and competent needs of marginalized populations.
  • Trauma responsive and competent care, services, and supports that are inclusive to all culturally and ethnically diverse members of the workforce within an organization.

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

  • Submission Deadline Extended: CLOSE OF BUSINESS February 13, 2023
  • Announcement of presenters selected by March 1, 2023.
  • Presenters must submit final workshop materials no later than April 17, 2023.
  • 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).
  • Each selected presentation may be offered twice; presenters selected must be available to present the workshop twice.
  • All presenters must agree that their session may be 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.

In the proposal submission form, you will be required to submit the following information prior to clicking the "submit and finish" at the bottom of the form screen.

  • Presenter(s) name, title, credentials and resume/CV (upload where requested)
  • Lead presenter contact information (address, phone, email, website)
  • Title of workshop as it will appear in the TIC Summit agenda
  • Identify the Summit Goals your workshop will address
  • Three or more learning objectives
  • Workshop Description – not to exceed 750 words
  • Identify your workshop target 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.
  • Presenter bios for each co-presenter - not to exceed 500 words per presenter
  • Signed disclosure form for each presenter - download HERE, enter required information, re-scan and upload where requested in the submission form. 

Successful submissions will be informed by theory, research/evaluation, or practice; reflect innovative ideas and programming; stimulate and engage audience discussion, experiential learning, and skill applicability; and present best-practice implementation. Sessions should be relevant to all levels of learners included in the target audience.