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.

For what purposes can the ARTIC be used?

The potential uses of the ARTIC in organizations to guide data-driven decision-making are many. Some examples include schools and organizations using the ARTIC to: assess readiness for, and barriers to, TIC implementation; assess as a snapshot in time of how a TIC...

Why was the ARTIC developed?

The ARTIC was developed because currently there is no objective way to determine the extent to which an individual or system is “trauma-informed.” Although a great deal of scholarship has addressed the principles and theorized about the elements of TIC,...

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...
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