The Traumatic Stress Institute fosters the transformation of organizations and service systems to trauma-informed care (TIC) through the delivery of whole-system consultation, professional training, coaching, and research.

Body Scan Practice:  A Tool for Building Capacity to Notice Our Reactions to Others

October 7, 2021
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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Monthly RC Mindfulness: Come Fill Your Cup - October 2021

More than 30 RC Trainers, Champions and staff attended this month's Monthly RC Mindfulness session. This blog offers a brief summary of the session, initial feedback from participants, and resources to advance learning and practice.

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Fostering Post-Traumatic Growth in Our Risking Connection Community

September 28, 2021
by John Engel, MA posted in Crisis Response, Whole-System Change

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Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) is defined as the “positive psychological change in the wake of struggling with highly challenging life circumstances,” by Richard Tedeschi, PhD, and Lawrence Calhoun, PhD, who coined the term in 2004. Tedeschi recently reflected on the pandemic and opportunity for Growth After Trauma in Harvard Business Review.

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Walking Meditation:  A Tool for Building Capacity to Notice Our Reactions to Others

September 2, 2021
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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Monthly RC Mindfulness: Come Fill Your Cup - September 2021

More than 30 RC Trainers, Champions and staff attended the sixth Monthly RC Mindfulness session. This blog offers a brief summary of the session, initial feedback from participants, and resources to advance learning and practice.

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ARTIC Scale: Leading the Way in Trauma-Informed Care Assessment

August 31, 2021
by Steve Brown, PsyD posted in Measurement & Research

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In August 2021, the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare officially added the Attitudes Related to Trauma-Informed Care (ARTIC) Scale to their list of evidence-based measurement tools for child welfare. The ARTIC Scale received an assessment rating of A – Psychometrics Well-Demonstrated,” the highest rating offered by the CEBC. It is the only measure of trauma-informed care (TIC) listed on the CEBC.

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Sitting Meditation:  A Tool for Building Capacity to Notice Our Reactions to Others

July 27, 2021
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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Monthly RC Mindfulness: Come Fill Your Cup - August 2021

As a reminder, the August 4th Monthly RC Mindfulness session has been cancelled as I will be on vacation. In place of the August session, the following post offers practice guidelines for August 4th (or whenever you like). These guidelines can be used to support individual or group practice for RC treaters. We will return to in-person Monthly RC Mindfulness on September 1st.

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2021:  A Big Year in the Literature on Trauma and IDD

July 23, 2021
by Steve Brown, PsyD posted in Whole-System Change

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If there was ever any doubt that the IDD field is recognizing the critical importance of trauma, three brand new articles in the academic literature have put that to rest. They are all scoping reviews which summarize the professional literature on a particular topic and attempt to synthesize the current state of knowledge.

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The Practice of Noticing - Using Support Anchors

July 12, 2021
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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Monthly RC Mindfulness: Come Fill Your Cup - July 2021

Nearly 40 RC Trainers, Champions and staff attended the third RC Monthly Mindfulness session. This blog offers a brief summary of the session, initial feedback from participants, and resources to advance learning and practice.

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IDD Organizations Selected for TIC Learning Collaborative

July 9, 2021
by Steve Brown, PsyD posted in Whole-System Change

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The Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) is excited to announce the four agencies participating in the first-of-its-kind Pilot Trauma-Informed Care Learning Collaborative for Organizations Serving Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).

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The Practice of Noticing

June 4, 2021
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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Monthly RC Mindfulness: Come Fill Your Cup - June 2021

More than 30 RC trainers, champions and staff attended the third RC Monthly Mindfulness session! This blog offers a brief summary of the session, initial feedback from participants, and resources to advance learning and practice.

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Gratitude Practice:  Fostering Hope and Connection

May 7, 2021
by John Engel, MA posted in Mindfulness

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Monthly RC Mindfulness: Come Fill Your Cup - May 2021

More than 35 RC trainers, champions, and staff attended the second RC Monthly Mindfulness session! This blog offers a brief summary of the session, initial feedback from participants, and resources to advance learning and practice.

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