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Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative

Registration for the new Native American focused Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative will open in November of 2016. This collaborative is open to Indian Health Services, tribal and urban healthcare teams. Please contact Susan Larson ( with questions.

One of the Center’s main efforts is directing the SAMHSA-funded Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative (PICC). 

PICC is one of the Category II centers of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), which aims to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.  The Network is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, US Department of Health, and Human Services.  Category II centers provide national expertise on specific types of traumatic events, population groups, and service systems and support the specialized adaptation of effective treatment and service approaches for communities across the country.

The goals of PICC:

(1) To increase the quality of child trauma services by integrating behavioral and physical health services targeting traumatic stress exposure and recovery,

(2) To extend accessibility of services by integrating trauma-informed behavioral health services with primary care, and

(3) To promote sustainable integration through a Breakthrough Series, Learning Collaborative, and a Training and Resource Toolkit.


PICC involves two primary activities:

(1) Conducting a Breakthrough Series Collaborative that generates and tests innovations to bridge the gaps between existing practices for prevention/early intervention for toxic stress in young children and the application of these practices within primary care settings;

(2) Conducting  Learning Collaboratives that promotes the dissemination and adoption of these innovations and in the process develop a Pediatric Integrated Care Training and Resource Toolkit



Improving the Capacity of Primary Care to Serve Children and Families Experiencing Trauma and Chronic Stress: A Toolkit

This toolkit provides the why and the how of trauma-informed pediatric integrated care, while encouraging adaptive practices and customization based on the needs of unique communities, environments, and organizational structures. To access the appendices, please contact the webmaster


Trauma-Informed Integrated Care for Families and Children

A synopsis of trauma-informed integrated care. Slides from the August 9, 2016, Indian Health Service Behavioral Health Pre-Conference in Portland, OR.


PICC Staff

Click here to view a list of the collaborative staff