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.

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    Developing Compassion from COVID-19

    June 3, 2020
    by Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW posted in Crisis Response

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    Day-to-day life was altered so swiftly and thoroughly as a result of COVID-19—a collective whiplash. As a result, many may feel frustrated, lonely, or are mourning the way things changed and the normal activities we are now unable to do. We may be saddened by losing loved ones or by being unable to visit them. But we may also be finding some sources of joy or re-calibration within this time.

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    First Nations - Lessons Learned

    May 27, 2020
    by Steve Brown, PsyD posted in Whole-System Change

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    Supporting Trauma-Informed Transformation in Settings Serving First Nation Communities

    Beginning in 2010, the Traumatic Stress Institute began supporting the Yukon Territory (Canada) child welfare system to make the transition to trauma-informed care (TIC).

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    Tribal Communities:  Advancing Trauma-Informed Care

    May 21, 2020
    by John Engel, MA posted in Crisis Response, Measurement & Research

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    New federal funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes critical funding for advancing trauma-informed care services in tribal communities.

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    Trauma-Informed Care and the Stress of COVID-19

    May 11, 2020
    by Traumatic Stress Institute Staff posted in Crisis Response, Whole-System Change

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    We are all under noticeably increased stress in this time of the COVID-19 virus changing our lives. We have many things to attend to, from the practical to the personal to the emotional. Our organizations are confronting immediate and longer term challenges from closed programs, potential layoffs, and financial uncertainty.

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    TIC Measurement Made Effective & Easy

    May 7, 2020
    by John Engel, MA posted in Measurement & Research

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    Delivering trauma-informed care (TIC) is challenging. Measuring TIC is even more difficult. More and more school systems, human service agencies, juvenile justice programs, behavioral health organizations and others are moving to become more trauma-informed - and struggling to measure the impact of their efforts. That’s why the Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) developed the Online ARTIC.

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    Tips for Starting Trauma-Informed Care Now

    May 7, 2020
    by Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW posted in Whole-System Change

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    Looking to begin your program's transformation to trauma-informed care but don't know where to start? Or don't have the funding to invest in a whole-system change initiative right now? Here are some suggestions:

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    COVID-19 Hardship Discount on all Online ARTIC Purchases

    May 7, 2020
    by John Engel, MA posted in Crisis Response, Measurement & Research

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    Despite the COVID-19 crisis, school systems, human service agencies, behavioral health programs, medical institutions, foster care agencies, juvenile justice programs, and many others are working to sustain trauma-informed care--now more than ever.

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    The Benefits of Trauma-Informed Care

    May 6, 2020
    by Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW posted in Whole-System Change

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    Are you wondering what a trauma-informed care initiative could do for your agency? Trauma-informed care has become a catch phrase of sorts, but what does it really mean? Here's a brief overview of what the change process looks like and what it could feel like for your staff.

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    Head Start--Measuring Trauma-Informed Care

    May 6, 2020
    by John Engel, MA posted in Measurement & Research

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    Thanks to new federal funding, Head Start programs have the opportunity to develop and improve trauma-informed approaches to support children, families and staff impacted by adverse experiences.

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