Trauma-informed services are informed by an understanding of how trauma, such as interpersonal violence, victimization, injustice, and discrimination, affect individuals and communities. Trauma-informed care (TIC) provides a new perspective where care and service providers start with shifting perspective from “What is wrong with you?” to “What has happened to you?” This change reduces blame and shame, while helping build an understanding of how the past impacts the present, an important awareness supporting healing, recovery, and resilience.
Through my deep and broad understanding of and experience with trauma and its myriad effects, I offer tailored consultation for organizations seeking to infuse a trauma-informed framework into program design, development and evaluation, and into staff development and support.
Upcoming Training (s):
TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE 101
No one is immune to trauma and its effects. In fact, trauma is one of the most profound public health crises in our country and the most powerful predictor of many psychological and medical conditions. Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) emerged out of this awareness of just how wide-spread, damaging, and (often) silent trauma and its effects can be. This training offers participants an interactive learning experience where they will learn about trauma and its effects (from individual to community), as well as will learn about ways that TIC addresses the need for human services organizations and systems to better understand, recognize, and respond to the effects of all types of trauma.
- Define and describe the continuum of stress and trauma, as well as recognize sources of trauma.
- Describe the impact and consequences of traumatic experiences (biological, emotional, cognitive, and social) for individuals, families, and communities.
- Describe Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and rationale for its use
- Identify the TIC core principles and related practices
- Describe ways these core principles could be applied in various human-service settings across the system, including the setting(s)/organization(s) in which you work(ed)
- Articulate what can be done to promote a trauma-informed culture and identify potential challenges to the implementation of TIC.
Please call 608.622.0376 or email me at LBaker.firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to meet in person or over the phone to discuss the needs of your organization/agency and ways we might work together.