September 26, 2016

From Diane Yatchmenoff, Ph.D, Director, Trauma Informed Oregon

FAQs for the Trauma Informed Oregon Standards of Practice

As partners around the state adopt the Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) Standards of Practice for Trauma Informed Care as a framework for assessment and planning, we are learning more about how it works in practice in different service settings. To address some of the questions that have come up, we recently created a set of FAQs that reflect our best thinking in response. Check it out and send us any feedback or additional questions you would like addressed. Also now available on the website are a set of Definitions and Additional Resources that provide more detail about some of the Standards, as well as examples of how organizations are addressing these key areas of trauma informed care.

I’m also pleased to report that, in collaboration with partners at Oregon Health & Science University, Family Medicine at Richmond, there is now a draft version of the Standards specifically for primary health care. That version will be on our website in a few months, but in the meantime, contact us directly if you would like a copy.


Some of you have noticed that we’ve uploaded a large number of new resources to the website this summer, aimed especially at agencies that are using the Standards or otherwise working on implementing trauma informed care. We’re excited about all this work at our end, but we have heard loud and clear the feedback that the website is now overwhelming and too complicated to navigate. We’re working on it. By the end of fall, expect to see a simpler more streamlined way to find what you’re looking for.


Once again, we’ll be getting around the state over this year to offer training and/or workshops on implementation of Trauma Informed Care. The first of these events will be in La Grande on October 5 with a second one in Columbia County on October 28 and then a third in Marion County on December 13, 2016. Look for the registration links and more information on our Events page.