In addition to the current projects and programs listed above, Sidran also has developed and implemented the following:
NEEDS LINK TO RISKING CONNECTION Risking Connection®: A Training Curriculum for Working with Survivors of Childhood Abuse (2000), a manualized framework for implementing trauma-informed services in multidisciplinary settings, created in partnership with clinical staff of the Traumatic Stress Institute in South Windsor, CT, and the state mental health departments and consumer networks of Maine and New York. See the new Risking Connection® website here.
Risking Connection® in Faith Communities (2005), created in partnership with the International Conference of War Veteran Ministers and a multi-faith editorial advisory board.
Risking Connection®—Domestic Violence (forthcoming 2007), will be co-published in partnership with the Domestic Violence Mental Health Policy Initiative (DVMHPI) of Chicago to address the needs of those working with survivors of domestic violence and lifetime trauma.
• A series of five-day training workshops for counselors, guidance personnel, psychologists, social workers, and substance abuse staff of the NEEDS LINK New York City Board of Education in the schools most directly affected by the events of September 11.
• A multi-disciplinary public education campaign about PTSD for the NEEDS LINK TO HEALING PROJECT Montgomery County, MD, government, in response to the Washington, D.C.–area sniper attacks. Simultaneous training for mental health providers and school personnel in suburban D.C. after the sniper attacks.
• Training for more than 800 corrections officers, mental health, and substance abuse providers statewide, as a grantee partner in the NEEDS LINK TAMAR Project of the Special Populations Division of the Maryland Mental Hygiene Administration.
• Training and consultation to hundreds of service providers in mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability agencies throughout the state of Wisconsin.
• Founding partner, NEEDS LINK The PTSD Alliance, a collaborative public and media education effort between Sidran and three other national nonprofit organizations established to increase general understanding about the diagnosis and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.