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Welcome to the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities Services

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services

Trauma Initiatives & Resources

DBHIDS is engaged and positioned to address the behavioral health challenges experienced by Philadelphians across a variety of traumatic experiences. Our strategy includes administering existing programming, increased stakeholder engagement at the CBO and community level, inclusion of best practices identified across the country, and developing new programming to ensure populations most impacted by immediate and prolonged trauma are given the resources, tools, and supports to heal and ultimately thrive.

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TEC Comprehensive Plan

DBHIDS’ TEC Comprehensive Plan outlines the many ways the Department works to address Trauma, achieve Equity, and engage Community through individual and community-level interventions and immediate and longer-term strategies. Our approach is holistic and our goal is to increase wellness and the quality of life for all Philadelphians.

DBHIDS Trauma-Focused Initiatives

Trauma Facts & Figures

Community Partnerships

PHILADELPHIA CEASEFIRE– Is a public health community violence intervention program.
The program uses Violence Interrupters who have lived experience to reach community members in need. CeaseFire collaborates with Temple University and is an official member of the International Cure Violence Model.

HEALING HURT PEOPLE – Is a hospital-based program designed to reduce reinjury and retaliation among youth ages 8-30. The program is affiliated with the Emergency Department (ED) at Hahnemann University Hospital, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and Temple University Hospital.

ACE’s Community Resilience Cookbook- the essential steps for creating a community resilience