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September 2021

Continuing Culture Change: CDC Trains Emergency Responders in Trauma-informed Care

Continuing Culture Change: CDC Trains Emergency Responders in Trauma-informed Care At Benchmarks, we invest time and resources into training child welfare colleagues on the importance of having a trauma-informed workplace. We believe it is important for the children and families to receive trauma-informed care as well as employees to recognize symptoms of secondary traumatic stress. It is very rewarding knowing that ultimately children and families in child welfare are getting the...

Saying Farewell: Davidson County Child Welfare Stays Trauma Informed

At the end of this month, we at Benchmarks’ Partnering for Excellence will be saying farewell to our DavCard partnership- partnership between Davidson County Department of Social Services (DSS) and Cardinal Innovations Managed Care Organization. Over the past four and a half years Benchmarks has worked alongside leadership at both Cardinal Innovations and Davidson County DSS to implement our trauma-informed system alignment project known as PFE. Through this initiative, Davison County DSS,...

FREE WEBINAR - The Impact of Mind Matters: Preliminary Evidence of Effectiveness in a Community-Based Sample

Becky Antle, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work and esteemed University Scholar at the University of Louisville, won The Dibble Institute’s national competition to evaluate Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience in 2019. As a result, Dr. Antle and her colleagues have conducted a randomized controlled trial to examine the impact of Mind Matters on a host of outcomes related to trauma symptoms, emotional regulation, coping and resiliency, and interpersonal skills for at-risk...


CTSHealth was established in 2001 as a continuity of care service in Charlotte, NC. They had an initial interest in foster care awareness which has ultimately led to additional service implementation. Most recently, these additional services included participation in Benchmarks’ SAP project. CTSHealth provides community support adult services, outpatient treatment services, and rehabilitative behavioral health services. They strive to implement trauma-informed and trauma-aware services by...

Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Initiatives [CTIPP]

CTIPP CAN Call - Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Initiatives - September 15th, 2-3:30pm ET/11am-12:30pm PT - Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 742 183 645 One tap mobile +19292056099,,742183645# US (New York) Please join us for next week's CTIPP CAN Call, which will focus on building mental well-being for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and the adults who care for them. This month's presentation will feature Drs. Kaitlin Mulcahy and Gerry Costa, and Kelly...

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