Throughout the organization, staff and the people they serve feel physically and psychologically safe.
• Safety throughout the organization, staff and people served
• Physical and psychological safety
• Physical Setting is safe
• Interpersonal interactions promote a sense of safety
Organizational operations and decisions are conducted with transparency and the goal of building and maintaining trust among staff, clients, and family members of those receiving services.
• Maximizing trustworthiness, making tasks clear, and maintaining appropriate boundaries
• Organizational operations and decisions are conducted with transparency
• Constantly building trust
These are integral to the organizational and service delivery approach and are understood as a key vehicle for building trust, establishing safety, and empowerment.
• Understood as the key vehicle for building trust, establishing safety and empowerment
• Utilizing their stories and lived experience to promote recovery and healing
There is true partnering and leveling of power differences between staff and clients and among organizational staff from direct care staff to administrators. There is recognition that healing happens in relationships and in the meaningful sharing of power and decision-making. The organization recognizes that everyone has a role to play in a trauma-informed approach. One does not have to be a therapist to be therapeutic.
• Maximizing collaboration and sharing of power with consumers and families
• Leveling of power differences between staff and clients and among organizational staff from direct care staff to administrators
• Recognition that healing happens in relationships and meaningful sharing of power and decision-making
• Everyone has a role to play in TIA: “one does not have to be a therapist to be therapeutic.
Throughout the organization and among the clients served, individuals' strengths are recognized, built on, and validated and new skills developed as necessary. The organization aims to strengthen the staff's, clients', and family members' experience of choice and recognize that every person's experience is unique and requires an individualized approach. This includes a belief in resilience and in the ability of individuals, organizations, and communities to heal and promote recovery from trauma. This builds on what clients, staff, and communities have to offer, rather than responding to perceived deficits.
• Strengthens clients and family member’s experience of choice
• Recognizes that every person’s experience is unique
• Individualized approach
The organization actively moves past cultural stereotypes and biases (e.g., based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, geography), offers gender responsive services, leverages the healing value of traditional cultural connections, and recognizes and addresses historical trauma.
• Organization actively moves past cultural stereotypes and biases
• Offers gender responsive services
• Leverages the healing value of traditional cultural connections
• Recognizes and addresses historical trauma
Six Guiding Principles of Trauma-Informed Care from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Developmental Disabilities (DODD) collaborate on a statewide Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Initiative intended to promote a greater sense of safety, security and equality among consumers/clients. TIC is an approach that explicitly acknowledges the role trauma plays in people’s lives. TIC means that every part of an organization or program understands the impact of trauma on the individuals they serve and adopts a culture that considers and addresses this impact. Working through six Regional Collaboratives, the initiative will expand opportunities for Ohioans to receive trauma-informed interventions by enhancing efforts for practitioners, facilities and agencies to become competent in trauma-informed practices.
What does it mean for a ministry to be "trauma-informed?" There is a growing trend in education, mental health, social services, and health care: becoming trauma-informed. For those in ministry, “trauma informed” can be a confusing phrase, bringing up images we might not naturally associate with the church and its mission and ministry.
Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood The brain is an organ that adapts in both short- and long-term ways to its environment, and prevention science over the past few decades has shown clearly that a person’s early experiences during the first few years of life and even prenatally can have an enormous impact on an individual’s later risk or resilience for drug abuse and related psychiatric conditions. Thus NIDA is proud to announce the latest in our series of evidence-based guides for practitioners and researchers
Trauma-Informed Organizational Assessment Tools The San Francisco Bay Area Trauma-Transformed (T2) regional center put together this grid of trauma-informed organizational assessment tools to assist with the beginning stages of transformation
Medical Director, OhioMHAS
Mark Hurst, M.D.
Regional Liaison Team Lead, DODD
TIC Interdepartmental Team
TIC Advisory Committee Members 2015
TICAC@mha.ohio.gov has been created for Advisory Committee members only to communicate among each other.
The Supreme Court of Ohio held a Trauma and the Courts Forum On April 1. 2016. The focus of the Forum was to discuss the neuroscience and continuum of trauma, including how it impacts the nervous system and manifests itself in adjustment issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, and co-occurring diagnoses such as substance use disorder and traumatic brain injury.
The Forum helped participants to recognize, design and implement policies, practices and strategies of trauma-informed courts, including how to set up a trauma-competent courtroom, identify evidence-based trauma treatment, verify use of evidence-based trauma treatment, and establish trauma competent functions and structures.
Brian L. Meyer, Ph.D., Interim Associate Chief, Mental Health Services/ Supervisory Psychologist, McGuire VA Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia was the keynote presenter.
See resources below:
Becoming a Trauma Sensitive Court
Trauma, Complex Trauma and Co-Morbid Problems
Signs and Symptoms - Secondary Trauma