Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma-informed care is an organizational change process in which the paradigm shifts from “what’s wrong with you?” to “what happened to you?”
This process applies to all entities within an organization: client, employees and co-workers.  A trauma-informed care approach strives to not only understand trauma but to act in a manner to avoid potential retraumatization.  Therefore, a trauma-informed care approach enlists an “universal precaution” approach; which means to treat all as though they may have experienced trauma.  This section includes resources and tools to help start to put the puzzle pieces together around a trauma-informed care approach.

 The Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care offers online courses to learn more about trauma-informed care and trauma-informed care implementation.  More information can be found at the following link:


Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.: Advancing Trauma-Informed Care:

National Council: Trauma-Informed Care:


Dr. Mandy Davis of Trauma- Informed Oregon, discusses a state-level process to change how trauma and ACEs are preceived and addressed.

Trauma Talks:

Toward a Trauma-Informed City: Challenges and Opportunities in Philadelphia:


TIO Translation vs. Culturally Informed Foundations of TIC: Challenges and Learnings


Trauma-Informed Care PowerPoint:

Becoming Trauma-Informed Video Series:

What is Trauma-Informed Care?:

Evaluation Tools/Resources