While many organizations are trauma-informed, becoming trauma-responsive means looking at every aspect of an organization’s programming, environment, language, and values and involving all staff in better serving clients who have experienced trauma.
Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive: A Training Program for Organizational Change provides program administrators and clinical directors with key resources needed to train staff and make organizational changes to become trauma-responsive. This comprehensive training program involves all staff, ensuring clients are served with a trauma-responsive approach.
This training program describes the ten-step process of becoming trauma-responsive:
- Gain knowledge of stress, adversity, and trauma
- Understand of the impact of organizational stress and trauma
- Understand the concept and structure of a Guide Team
- Assess and improve clients’ first experience with your organization
- Assess and improve your organization’s physical space
- Assess and improve your organization’s sense of safety
- Understand the leadership qualities and skills needed to initiate trauma-responsive organizational change
- Create a shared language and tools to address trauma
- Implement evidence-based, trauma-specific curricula
- Have each staff person create a personal self-care plan
Developed by leading trauma experts Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, and Sandra L. Bloom, MD, this program is an excellent primer to assist organizations in becoming trauma-responsive prior to implementing an in-depth trauma curriculum.
Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive includes:
- More than three hours of video
- a Flash Drive with resources that can be easily reproduced for training participants
- a facilitator guide with step-by-step instructions to assist facilitators in implementing the ten-step process of becoming trauma-responsive