Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care is an organizational structure with 6 guiding principles

Safety – Throughout the organization, patients, clients, students, consumers, and staff feel physically and psychologically safe

Trustworthiness and Transparency – Decisions are made with transparency, and with the goal of building and maintaining trust

Peer Support – Individuals with shared experiences are integrated into the organization and viewed as integral to service delivery

Collaboration and Mutuality – Power differences – between staff and patients, clients, students, consumers, and among organizational staff – are leveled to support shared decision-making

Empowerment Voice and Choice – Patient, clients, students, consumers, and staff strengths are recognized, built on, and validated – this includes a belief in resilience and the ability to heal from trauma

Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues – Biases and stereotypes (e.g., based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, and geography) and historical trauma are recognized and addressed

Southland Education and Health Initiative

Consider implementing trauma-informed care practices within your organization for all, staff and clients.  It will be a different cultural and organizational experience.