Trauma Informed Care
About Trauma Informed Care
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions defines “A Trauma-Informed Approach, often referred to as trauma informed care (TIC), is a promising model for organizational change in health, behavioral health, and other settings that promotes resilience in staff and patients.”
TTI believes in the importance of being a Trauma Informed Agency in order to provide the best services possible to the individuals we serve.
The key principles of a TIC agency are organizational safety, trustworthiness, transparency, cultural sensitivity, collaboration and empowerment among and between staff and the individuals we work with.
TTI participated in an Oakland County Trauma Informed Care initiative and a National Council Learning Collaborative in 2011. The information that TTI learned through those collaboratives has helped us continue improving in our ongoing efforts in trauma informed treatment.
TTI has ongoing annual trainings for all staff related to trauma, secondary/vicarious trauma, re-traumatization, compassion fatigue and burnout to ensure we stay current with any new trends, information and updated practices.
TTI uses the Organizational Self-Assessment with our staff and the Environmental Scan with our individuals receiving treatment to help determine areas where we have improved and areas where TTI can make further improvements. Check out our Organizational Self-Assessment graph to see our improvement through the years and “Watch Our Dots Move”.
Some of TTI’s specific TIC treatment modalities are: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Trauma Recovery and
Empowerment Model (TREM). For more information on these Evidenced Based Practices (EBPs)