Implementing trauma-informed care (TIC) requires transformation of the whole organization. Changing a whole system is challenging enough. Changing a whole system to a new paradigm such as TIC is even harder. To make this change, leadership at all levels of the organization, from the Board of Directors to line-level supervisors, must fully buy-in and commit to the TIC transformation process. Without this commitment, TIC change will flounder.
TSI coaches engage senior leadership from the very beginning of our contact with organizations to ensure that leaders are prepared to dedicate the human and financial resources necessary to successfully implement TIC. Leaders are intimately involved in development of an individualized proposal for the organization, contracting, early leadership meetings, and participation in the organization’s TIC Task Force. Over a decades experience has taught us this is absolutely essential to true culture change.