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.

Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources

A comprehensive web-based, video-enhanced resource tool   JBS International’s Disability Services Center and Georgetown University’s National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health have created an educational tool to help build state-by-state and...

ARTIC Subscale #5, ProQOL- Reactions to the Work

Vicarious Traumatization- What To Do Have team discussions of what is going on and how it is affecting us as people Connect with anyone who has been hurt and express your concern Make sure that supervision is happening Is our environment too noisy? Can we add music?...

ARTIC Subscale #4- Self-Efficacy

Action Steps You Can Take Now Here are some tips for beginning the transformation to trauma informed care: Every time you talk about something a client has done, have someone review the client’s history. Any time someone wants to know what punishment they should apply...

ARTIC Subscale #3- On the Job Behavior

Interpreting Client Behaviors When clients act out, are disrespectful, threaten others or property, or have difficulty apologizing after they have caused harm, it is not unusual that you may feel that the client’s behavior reflects negatively on you. It can be helpful...

Pat’s Article and Interview

I recently wrote an article that was published in Fostering Families Magazine. The title of the article is: Transforming This Placement Into a Family. I was interviewed about this content on a radio show hosted by Pat O’Brien. The link to the interview is: Radio...