About PROJECT 180

Project 180 is an initiative of CHRIS 180 funded by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) with the purpose of developing trauma-informed school environments in the Atlanta area and increasing access to evidence-based trauma interventions for youth and families throughout the state of Georgia. In this capacity, CHRIS 180 serves as a Community Treatment and Service Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Our project’s primary work in communities includes:

Trauma-Informed School Environments

Transforming the culture and climate of schools in the Atlanta area by training educators, administrators, and additional stakeholders on trauma-informed practice a/trauma-informed-schools/nd facilitating systemic implementation of ARC. Learn more…

School-Based Trauma-Informed Mental Health Services

Delivering evidence-based trauma treatment to youth and families who have experienced traumatic events, with a focus on serving those who are uninsured/underinsured.

Mental Health Workforce Development

Training mental health workers at CHRIS 180 and four partner agencies across the state of Georgia in Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) and facilitate ARC Learning Collaboratives.

Trauma-Informed School Referral Network

Forming a school-based referral network of school social workers, counselors, and other key school staff across Georgia trained in trauma screening, basic knowledge of trauma evidence-based practices, and how to access providers of these practices in their communities.


Trauma-Informed School Environments

School-Based Trauma-Informed Mental Health Services

Mental Health Workforce Development

Trauma-Informed School Referral Network

Project Website