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Training and resources to help organizations implement the trauma-informed care framework.
The experience of trauma has widespread impact on the lives of those we serve, leading to or exacerbating mental illnesses, substance use, and physical health conditions. In a truly integrated whole health system of care, effectively treating behavioral and physical health conditions must involve addressing the impact of trauma.
If you’re working towards becoming a trauma-informed organization (or just want to learn more about trauma-informed care), this resource hub will help you understand the basics of trauma, the TIC framework, and how to care for your staff.
Trauma-informed care (TIC) has become a widely recognized paradigm for creating safe spaces for individuals who have experienced trauma and reducing the likelihood that accessing services would cause re-traumatization. The impact of TIC on individuals and organizations is powerful, and this approach has shown to be effective in reducing trauma-related symptoms.
Trauma-Informed care is not a “hot topic” or a “fad” in behavioral health. It is becoming a standard practice across all of healthcare. National Council for Behavioral Health shares the value of trauma-informed care and the impact it has on clinical outcomes and staff engagement in the video below:
Integrating trauma-informed care is a journey, not a destination. It involves understanding the people you serve, how staff are affected by their work, and how to create safe and nurturing environments that allow you to provide care in a trauma-informed way.
The following resources will give you a better understanding of what trauma is and how it can present itself in various populations.
Download this e-book to learn how to become a trauma-informed organization, including the key elements of the trauma-informed model of care.
Trauma-informed care (TIC) has become a widely recognized paradigm for creating safe spaces for individuals who have experienced trauma and reducing the likelihood that accessing services would cause re-traumatization. But what exactly is trauma and the trauma-informed care framework? Watch this on-demand webinar to learn more about the TIC framework.
Being a trauma-informed organization isn’t a one time implementation or the responsibility of a committee. Preview our introduction to TIC course.
Hear Dr. Jamila Holcomb, Ph.D., LMFT discuss how racial trauma affects the Black community and ways both clinicians and organizations can better connect with Black clients.
In addition to knowing the impacts of racial trauma, clinicians should know best practices for addressing racism and racial trauma from the minute they enter the practice to when they go into the therapy room (whether in-person or through telehealth). Watch this webinar to hear Jamila Holcomb, Ph.D., LMFT, continue the conversation on racial trauma and how clinicians can help Black clients in the clinical setting.
In this webinar Jamila Holcomb, Ph.D., LMFT discusses the use of protective factors to help mitigate racial trauma and racism in 2021 and beyond.
One aspect of trauma-informed care that is beginning to gain more awareness is the effect of racial trauma among people of color. This white paper provides an overview of how race-based trauma can impact individuals.
Trauma-informed Care is a model that has long been promoted in healthcare and social service settings. However, there are still many providers who struggle to implement it.
Recognizing whether an individual with IDD has experienced trauma can be difficult for caregivers. This blog looks at how organizations can address this challenge.
Many healthcare leaders have heard of trauma-informed care as well as social determinants of health, but the intersection of the two is rarely considered.
In a trauma-informed organization all staff should be working from the same vision. In tis blog we share six ways to help nonclinical staff practice trauma-informed care.
Misdiagnosed and treated for bipolar disorder, Lorilee Binstock was in fact experiencing PTSD as a result of childhood trauma. A trauma that she kept a secret until her fifth suicide attempt.
Any organization can implement and benefit from a trauma-informed system of care, this blog looks at some of the basic principles to take into account.
Epidemics have been shown to create general stress across the populations they affect, and we are yet to see the long-term effects of COVID-19 on mental health.
The trauma-informed care framework involves recognizing, understanding, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Rather than seeing trauma reactions as pathological, it reframes these reactions as adaptive.
Implementing the trauma-informed care framework requires the entire organization to shift their thinking and mindset on how to address trauma in all persons served. From your board of directors and leadership team to clinical and non-clinical staff, everyone plays a role when delivering TIC.
Leverage these resources to learn the critical elements involved in leading this type of transformational change at your organization:
A deep dive into information about the principles of a trauma-informed care approach and what a trauma-informed care organization looks like.
Watch this webinar to get a look at what “becoming trauma-informed” means for direct care behavioral health and community providers.
Learn how trauma-informed care principles can be infused into your supervision work to increase your staff’s job satisfaction and engagement.
Download this white paper to receive resources and assessment tools to help your organization become more trauma-informed.
Download this white paper to learn more about how trauma-informed care can positively impact persons served and staff at IDD organizations.
Self-care is a top priority in trauma-informed care initiatives. The effects of working in behavioral health and human services can take its toll on the body and mind. It’s important for organizations to support their employees to prevent compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, burnout, and moral injury. By taking care of your staff, you’ll strengthen the quality of services you provide and improve outcomes for your clients.
Learn more about fostering positive energy and self-awareness at your organization:
The effects of working in behavioral health and human services can take its toll, and working in a trauma-informed way requires focus and positive energy.
How do we go from compassion fatigue to compassion satisfaction and regain the love for the work we do?
Becoming and maintaining a trauma-informed organization isn’t a one-time implementation or the responsibility of a committee. It requires full support from your leadership, board of directors, and employees. It also requires ongoing communication and training.
Relias offers training to help everyone at your organization not only understand trauma-informed care but practice it as well. Learn how Relias can help your organization implement trauma-informed care, including training courses available in our behavioral health library by filling out this form.