Trauma Informed Care

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The Trauma Informed Care Project

Organization:  The Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Project

Type of Resource:  Website

Description:  According to the TIC Project website, “Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. It emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.”  The TIC website offers various resources to assist organizations in understanding and incorporating trauma informed care.


Trauma-Informed Care

Organization:  National Council for Behavioral Health

Type of Resource:  Website with webinar links

Description:  The National council for Behavioral Health’s Trauma-Informed Care website offers information on the need for trauma-informed care, and resources for trauma-informed behavioral health care.  At the bottom of the webpage, there is also a list of National Council webinars on trauma-informed care, with links to the presentations and recordings.


Trauma-Informed Approach and Trauma-Specific Interventions

Organization:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC)

Type of Resource:  Website

Description:  The NCTIC website provides information on SAMSHA’s six key principles of a trauma-informed approach.  This website offers trauma-specific interventions, and links to those listed on the website.


What Does “Trauma Informed Care” Really Mean?

Organization:  Virginia Tech – The Up Center

Type of Resource:  Presentation Slides

Description:  This link will take you to the presentation slides created by J. Kellie Evans, LCSW, CSOTP from Virginia Tech.  The presentation slides cover what trauma-informed care (TIC) is; what it means to be trauma focused; questions to ask to determine if services are trauma-informed; and the value of using a TIC approach.


Webinar Series on Trauma-Informed Peer Support

Organization:  National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)

Type of Resource:  Webinar series

Description:  According to the NASMHPD’s website, “SAMHSA’s National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) hosted a series of three 75-minute webinars in September 2014 that introduced key concepts in NCTIC’s day-long Trauma-Informed Peer Support (TIPS) training. The primary audience is people who provide peer support – including people working as peer specialists or in similar roles, people involved in independent peer support groups, and people working in or receiving services from peer-run programs. The series is also of interest to administrators, clinicians, and supervisors in organizations that employ peer specialists and people in similar roles, or those interested in incorporating trauma-informed peer support into their programs.”