Trauma-informed care has become a widely recognized model for creating safe spaces for individuals who have experienced trauma and reducing the likelihood that accessing services would cause re-traumatization. The impact of trauma-informed care on individuals and organizations is powerful, and this approach has proven effective in reducing trauma-related symptoms.
Trauma-informed care is not a “hot topic” or a “fad” in behavioral health. It is becoming standard practice across all healthcare.
This resource hub will help you understand the basics of trauma, the trauma-informed care (TIC) framework, and how to implement the framework for your entire organization.
Implementing trauma-informed care at your organization
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, as well as strategies to implement trauma-informed care at your organization.
Creating a Trauma-Informed System of Care: New Tools to Help Your Organization
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.
How to Become a Trauma-Informed Workplace
To help your staff cope with feelings of compassion fatigue and burnout, consider adoption a trauma-informed care approach to staff wellness.
Trauma-Informed Care 101: Basics of Trauma and the TIC Framework
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.
5 Key Elements to Trauma-Informed Care
Download this white paper to receive resources and assessment tools to help your organization become more trauma-informed.
How To Become Trauma-Informed To Support Your Clients
Any organization can benefit from becoming trauma-informed. Learn the basic principles you need to consider.
Trauma-Informed Supervision: It’s for Everyone
Learn how trauma-informed care principles can be infused into your supervision work to increase your staff’s job satisfaction and engagement.
Promoting psychological safety among staff
A workplace culture that prioritizes psychological safety fosters a sense of belonging, encourages an understanding of the diverse needs of persons served, and increases the retention of passionate, competent staff.
Further, psychological safety empowers staff to engage in trauma-informed practices by ensuring that they can speak up without fear of judgment or retribution, making it a cornerstone for building a supportive and empathetic organizational culture.
The following resources will help promote psychological safety at your organization
DEI and Psychological Safety: The Future of the Workforce Is Empowerment
In this session Rola Aamar, PhD, Partner of Behavioral Health Solutions at Relias, shares why DEI and TIC initiatives need to be core components of your organization’s development strategy.
Well-Being at Work: Promoting Positivity in the Workplace
Watch this on-demand webinar to hear Michele Mavi and Liana Slater, Co-Founders of Monumental Me, discuss what positivity means and tips on cultivating greater positivity on your team to increase well-being at work.
Promoting Psychological Safety Through DEI Principles
By using DEI and psychological safety principles, you can create an environment that allows your organization to be at its best. Learn how.
5 Effective Steps for Redefining Self-Care
Redefining self-care is as much a mindset as it is a specific activity or routine. Here are 5 steps you can take.
Understanding racial trauma
Racism and racial inequality are pervasive throughout all aspects of our culture. Racial disparities exist in nearly all facets of life, from access to healthcare and housing, to education and employment opportunities.
Because of this, it is important to distinguish racial trauma from other types of trauma. Having the awareness and skills to recognize one’s own racial biases and being able to identify racial trauma can lead to real and lasting positive outcomes among clients of color.
What Is Racial Trauma? Understanding How Trauma Affects the Black Community
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.
Addressing Racial Trauma in the Clinical Setting
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.
What Is Racial Trauma? Understanding Race-Based Traumatic Stress
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.
Addressing Racism and Racial Trauma in Behavioral Healthcare: A Review With the Experts
Three experts in behavioral healthcare discuss racial trauma, how racism impacts communities, and how clinicians can mitigate its affects.
Trauma-informed care in IDD settings
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are just as likely to experience and be affected by a traumatic event as anyone else. Personal injury, natural disasters, or mass events like the pandemic can cause an individual to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress. However, there are some types of trauma that individuals with IDD are more likely to experience. Leverage these resources to promote TIC in IDD settings.
Addressing Trauma in Individuals with IDD
Recognizing whether an individual with IDD has experienced trauma can be difficult for caregivers. This blog looks at how organizations can address this challenge.
5 Key Elements to Trauma-Informed Care for IDD Organizations
Download this white paper to learn more about how trauma-informed care can positively impact persons served and staff at IDD organizations.
Addressing Trauma and Abuse in Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Trauma-informed care can prove helpful for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have experienced abuse.
Relias and trauma-informed care training
Relias offers online training to help everyone at your organization not only understand trauma-informed care, but practice it. Sample some of our courses on trauma-informed care below.
A Client’s Experience of Trauma-Informed Care
This course provides healthcare professionals with information on how to promote a trauma-informed care environment by walking them through an immersive experience designed to simulate the perspectives of a client.
Most adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or IDD, have experienced trauma. The effects of trauma can last a lifetime.
Understanding and Addressing Racial Trauma in Behavioral Health
This course will move beyond a discussion of diversity and cultural competence by exploring current research and best practices for identifying implicit bias, understanding cultural contexts, and effectively addressing racial trauma with clients.
To learn how Relias can help your organization implement trauma-informed care, including training courses available in our behavioral health library, contact Relias today.