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.

Organizational Stress as a Barrier to Trauma-Sensitive Change and System Transformation

December, 2006

The world of business, at least as it is reflected in the organizational development literature, is far ahead of the social service world in applying group concepts to the workplace. This paper draws on the organizational development and communications literature, much of which has its roots in group dynamics and the therapeutic community, to help us remember and reintegrate knowledge that has been lost from our own systems.