The Crime and Trauma Assistance Program (CTAP) helps individuals who have been impacted by trauma through mental health counseling, therapeutic and skill-building groups, advocacy, education and training for community members.

CTAP services are provided at no cost to individuals due to financial support from local and federal grants, as well as funds from the Mount Carmel Foundation. CTAP clinicians have specific training and experience working directly with people impacted by trauma, in order to provide high quality, trauma-focused care.

In March 2023, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Mount Carmel Health System announced a new training initiative for Ohio health-care professionals to help identify survivors of human trafficking in health-care settings.

“When it comes to helping people in trafficking situations, everyone is a first responder,” Yost said. “This is one more tool we can give health-care professionals statewide to be trauma-informed in their practice. The knowledge Mount Carmel is lending to this partnership is invaluable.”

The training will be used to educate health care providers statewide to identify potential survivors of human trafficking and respond appropriately. Mount Carmel Health System lent a forensic nurse, who chairs the commission’s Health Care Subcommittee, and donated the use of its Center for Innovative Learning simulation lab to provide a real-world setting for the training videos used in this new partnership.