Trauma Informed Care

What is Trauma Informed Care?

“Knowledge about the prevalence and impact of trauma has grown to the point that it is now universally understood that almost all of those seeking services in the public health system have trauma histories. Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) provides a new paradigm under which the basic premise for organizing services is transformed from “what is wrong with you?” to “what has happened to you?.” TIC is initiated through an organizational shift from a traditional “top-down” environment to one that is based on collaboration with consumers and survivors. In true partnership, the path to healing is led by the consumer or survivor and supported by the service provider. Within this dynamic learning community where staff and clients learn from one another, consumers and survivors no longer experience a hierarchical approach in service delivery. Those seeking services are empowered to proactively set goals and manage their roads to health and wellbeing. This, indeed, is a revolutionary advance in mental health and human services delivery.” -SAMHSA

Echo Parenting & Education is proud to be part of the community of organization, service providers and individuals who are working to change the paradigm for holistic healing.

Trauma Informed Care presentation materials

Thanks to Gabriella Grant (from the California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care) for leading a wonderful training hosted by Echo Parenting and Education for over 100 people. We are very grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the community of agencies, service providers and groups championing a change in paradigm for healing.

There was a lot discussed and shared.  We wanted to make sure that all the resources provided were available online.

Gabriella’s  presentation and links core texts:

Hard copy of
presentation slides
Safe Coping Skills ACEs Scoresheet
link to originals
Promise and
Practice of
Trauma Informed
Dr. Gordon Hodas
Beyond Trauma Curriculumwith DVD
A Healing Journey for Women
Seeking Safety is a present-focused therapy to help people attain safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse.

ACEs Background Information:


Vincent J. Felitti is co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, ongoing collaborative research between Kaiser Pemanente and the CDC. Dr. Felitti is Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, Fellow, American College of Physicians.

Dr. Felitti’s presentation is in six segments. Click here to view!

PDF of charts and other ACEs information.

Recommended Books:

Using Trauma Theory to Develop Service Systems Reaching and teaching Children Who Hurt Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology Trauma and Recovery The Whole Brain Child Women Who Hurt Themselves

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