June 10, 2020

From Stephanie Sundborg, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation , Trauma Informed Oregon

For most, these past weeks and months have been difficult and challenging. Many individuals and organizations alike have experienced trauma during this period. As we all work to adapt to the constantly changing environment, continue providing services as effectively as possible, and take care of the service users and workforce it seems that the need for trauma informed care (TIC) is clear.

TIC reminds us of the importance of connection, communication, and relationship. It helps us remember that physical and emotional safety is a top priority and that voice, choice, and empowerment can help us heal and grow. And, the need to convey belonging and a sense of value is really important as many have been isolated and disconnected.

Despite a clear need for TIC, it can be challenging to know what to do or where to start. This short video will provide an overview of the tools Trauma Informed Oregon has created in order to guide implementation efforts. Specifically, we will talk about the TIC logic model, the Standards of Practice, the Road Map to TIC, and the TIC Screening Tool. Many of you have already seen the implementation tools and, in fact, may be using them. This video will highlight the similarities and difference between the tools. It’s helpful to know which tools to use for your particular needs as well as how they can be used in conjunction. Hopefully this video will provide some useful thinking and clarity around implementation. For additional information, refer to these previous blogs, Introducing the TIC Screening Tool: Adding Detail to Implementation, and Destination TIC: Using the TIO Road Map and Standards of Practice to Guide Implementation.