August 7, 2018

From Ana Hristić, MA, MSW, CSWA, Training and Education Coordinator, Trauma Informed Oregon

One core component of Trauma Informed Oregon’s role in the community is to provide foundational training on the topic of trauma informed care (TIC). Over the years, with the integration of voices of those with lived experience, other stakeholders, and best practice and research, we have developed what we believe to be key training topics, skills, and learning objectives as well as key training components for a foundational training of TIC.

Our hope is that these two documents serve as a resource to those wishing to provide training, as well as those looking to obtain training in TIC. These are living documents in that they will continue to be informed by those who put them to practice—so let us hear from you!

Foundations of Trauma Informed Care: Key Training Topics, Skills, and Learning Objectives

A step on the Road Map to Trauma Informed Care is Foundational Knowledge that provides foundational readiness toward the implementation of TIC.  Foundational knowledge ensures that all staff have access to basic knowledge about the nature and impact of trauma and the principles of TIC. Formal training is one way to achieve these goals. The purpose of this document is to outline the Key Training Topics, Skills, and Learning Objectives that a foundational training should include.

Foundations of Trauma Informed Care: Training Components

The purpose of this document is to delve into further detail about the Key Training Topics of a foundation of TIC training  and unpack the Training Components contained in each topic. One benefit of clearly identifying these components is that it allows freedom and creativity about the when/where/how/by whom questions of training delivery. In addition, it is our hope that by clearly outlining these components we elevate the importance of including subjects like systemic and historical trauma whenever training on TIC.

Everyone in an organization has an important role in the implementation of TIC principles, therefore it is critical that everyone has access to foundational training about TIC. Training content should be delivered in an inclusive way, including but not limited to being culturally and linguistically sensitive.

Participate in the Discussion Forum

To learn more and connect with others in the training and education world of TIC share your thoughts on our Discussion Forum. We have an entire section dedicated to exploring training and education. A community member is looking to hear about your experience in training and implementation in schools. Please share your thoughts and recommendations!