Building Connections: The Sexual Assault & Mental Health Project

Building Connections: The Sexual Assault & Mental Health Project is a long standing collaboration between NYSCASA and MHANYS funded by NYS Office of Mental Health in collaboration with MHA of Ulster County. The project provides ongoing technical assistance about trauma-informed resources and trainings to survivors of sexual trauma, rape crisis programs, mental health practitioners, addictions care professionals, educators, administrators of human services, and many others. We support the numerous trauma teams in various counties of NY in helping them gather and share information locally, regionally and statewide, and support the development of new teams, task forces or committees dedicated to expanding trauma-informed practices. We conduct an annual statewide training on topics related to sexual trauma and recovery and make such events open to the public and affordable to low income populations.  Contact us for further information at cballerano@nyscasa.org or 518-482-4222 x308.