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.

Creating a Trauma-Informed “New Normal”

June 19, 2020
by Mary Jo Harwood, LSW, DCNCCM posted in Crisis Response, Whole-System Change

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What exactly does “new normal” mean? It is an expression that has become mainstream vernacular since the COVID-19 pandemic. But in the field of trauma response and recovery, it is a term that has long been used to provide hope for survivors.

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Healing Historical Trauma

June 9, 2020
by Mary Jo Harwood, LSW, DCNCCM posted in Crisis Response, Whole-System Change

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White People Need to Own Our Discomfort

For those of us who are white, the role we find ourselves occupying is that of white supremacy. In her book, What Does It Mean To Be White?, Robin DiAngelo describes white supremacy as:

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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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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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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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