TIO’s Standards for Trauma Informed Care are grouped under Five Essential Elements:
- Organizational Commitment
- Training and Education
- Policy, Procedure, Practice Review
- Feedback and Quality Assurance
- Culture and Climate
Each standard or element can be rated on a scale for 1 to 5, where 1 equals “Organization is unaware of the need for this standard” and 5 equals “Standard is sustainably in place and monitoring for continuous quality improvement occurs regularly.”
Systematically assessing TIC implementation accomplishes two things. First, it documents the extent to which the organization is trauma-informed, and clearly identifies systemic strengths, weaknesses, and gaps. Second, it helps the organization decide on overall goals, and identify and prioritize specific practice changes to make.
Interactive Graphic of the Five Essential Elements of Trauma Informed Care
Click on an item to see its definition.