Editor's Note: This story first appeared on August 15, 2015. It has been updated to include information about Ohio's TIC initiative.
Four new resources from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices can help you, your organization, and your community become more aware of the importance of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC). Get free PDFs, printed posters and reminder cards, and links to other TIC resources online. Make the case for TIC. Use these tools daily in your work.
- TIC | Transforming Culture, Policy & Practice (Large Poster, 18x24", Mini-Poster, 8.5x11", Reminder Card, 5x11")
A List of TIC Resources (web page)
Why Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)?
Trauma has long-term adverse effects upon physical health and mental health. People in our communities experience trauma in complex ways. Professionals who interact with the traumatized often have their own trauma histories. They also experience the effects of secondary trauma through the behaviors, stories, and struggles of others.
- Enhance your understanding of how trauma impacts the lives of people who receive and provide health and behavioral healthcare services
- Change the culture of your organization to reduce and eliminate policies and practices that traumatize and re-traumatize clients and staff
- Enhance relationships between service providers and clients and, thus, improve treatment outcomes and quality of life
Ohio's TIC Initiative
The new TIC resources are produced by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University. They are funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) as part of its statewide initiative to improve services for and outcomes among people with severe mental illness, addiction, and co-occurring disorders.
Learn more about Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and Ohio's TIC initiative.