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Trauma Responsive Care: Safe, Connected, and In Control

Ask yourself this question: What would you do if 90% of your clients and 64% of your workforce all needed the same thing?

Trauma creates bad outcomes for all areas of human services. And trauma doesn’t affect only your clients—it strikes your employees, too. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) finds about 64% of the general population have experienced at least one potentially traumatizing event in childhood. Your organization doesn’t serve the general population—you serve people who, by definition, need support. No matter what human service business you’re in, your client trauma rates are significantly higher—maybe as high as 90 %.

So, how can your organization really be “mission-driven” if it misses a basic need of nearly all the people connected with you?

How can you solve this for both the people you support and for your workforce?

How can you improve quality, satisfaction and retention at the same time?

With Trauma Responsive Care

Trauma Responsive Care combines neuroscience, mental health, systems theory and over 50 years’ combined experience in clinical and leadership positions. Trauma Responsive Care

  • is research-based

  • is comprehensive

  • creates sustainable trauma-responsive environments

  • addresses all aspects of operations—from policy to management

  • implements change systematically

  • starts up quickly

  • is thoroughly integrated into operations and culture

Most importantly…your staff are the target and the heart of TRC.

Being informed is not enough. Trauma-informed care training is an important first step in learning about trauma, but the next step is helping your staff to respond to trauma. You need to make your agency sustainably trauma responsive, using research and brain-based techniques, in ways that actually work. Responding effectively to trauma is a strategic necessity—and it’s the right thing to do.

Trauma Responsive Care: Click for more information on the foundations of Trauma Responsive Care, its key elements and potential outcomes. You can also view a training sample and other TRC resources. Click here go back to the Home page