Prevention & Resources

Trauma Informed Care Learning Community

Warren and Clinton County organizations are invited to participate in the Trauma-Informed Organization Learning Community. We provide:

  • resources
  • free training and
  • group collaboration.

Participating organizations will get assistance to modify practices so that you are more cognizant of the trauma your customers may have suffered and are reacting to, as well as the secondary trauma that staff can experience. MHRS is funding this community.

 

Our Purpose

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is an approach that explicitly acknowledges the role trauma plays in people’s lives. TIC means that every part of an organization or program understands the impact of trauma on the individuals they serve. Adopting a trauma-informed care model promotes a greater sense of safety, security and equality. Our TIC Initiative is being directed by the six Guiding Principles of Trauma-Informed Care from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

For more information about the Trauma-Informed Organization Learning Community, contact MHRS at 513-695-1695 or email pahting@mhrswcc.org.

 

Is Trauma-Informed Care helpful to my organization?

A TIC approach can be implemented in any type of service setting or organization. This approach is much more global and should be distinguished from trauma-specific treatments which are designed specifically to address the consequences of trauma and to facilitate healing. 

Thus, this isn’t just for behavioral health organizations! Because of the prevalence, we interact with individuals everyday who have experienced traumatic events. All organizations can become trauma-informed — including domestic violence programs, children’s services, court systems, jails, probation offices, job and family services, food pantries, homeless shelters, medical providers, developmental disabilities, schools, etc.

Trauma Informed Care Resources 

The Trauma-Informed Organization Learning Community has compiled a variety of educational resources available to organizations, schools, community members, and parents. These lists include website links to allow for easy accessibility. The topics relate to trauma as it relates to children, adults, veterans, domestic violence victims, disasters, community violence, court systems, schools, secondary trauma as well as many other populations and circumstances.

These lists are updated on a regular basis as new resources become available.