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About NCS3

The National Center for Safe Supportive Schools (NCS3) is a Category II Treatment Services and Adaptation (TSA) Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.


The NCS3 reflects a national-regional partnership between the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH), the NCTSN Center for Trauma Care in Schools (CTCS; Massachusetts), and the Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR; Illinois). 

NCS3 partners will address critical gaps by:

  • Integrating and aligning trauma-informed policies and practices into comprehensive school mental health systems nationwide

  • Augmenting existing school trauma approaches by attending to social determinants and injustices that lead to disparities and improving engagement of Black, Indigenous and Youth of Color and newcomer (immigrant/refugee) youth in existing trauma EBPs

  • Integrating trauma-informed training into pre-service workforce development for educators and behavioral health providers


Our Mission, Vision, Goals page describes what the NCS3 aims to accomplish and why this work is important.

The Our Team page provides information on the leaders and team members who have merged to create the NCS3.

The NCS3 Partnership page describes the three sites that partnered to create the NCS3.

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