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TIP 57-Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services Part 2-Trauma Informed Organizations and Building a Trauma Informed Workplace

About the Course:

This course examines creating trauma-informed organizations and building a trauma-informed workforce. It includes: Showing Organizational and Administrative Commitment to TIC, Using Trauma-Informed Principles in Strategic Planning, Reviewing and Updating Vision, Mission, and Value Statements, Assigning a Key Staff Member to Facilitate Change, Creating a Trauma-Informed Oversight Committee, Conducting an Organizational Self-Assessment of Trauma-Informed Services, Developing an Implementation Plan, Developing Policies and Procedures To Ensure Trauma-Informed Practices and To Prevent Re-traumatization, Developing a Disaster Plan, Incorporating Universal Routine Screenings, Applying Culturally Responsive, Principles Using Science-Based Knowledge, Creating a Peer-Support Environment, Obtaining Ongoing Feedback and Evaluations, Changing the Environment To Increase Safety, Developing Trauma-Informed Collaborations, Workforce Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention, Training in TIC, Trauma-Informed Counselor Competencies, Counselor Responsibilities and Ethics, Clinical Supervision and Consultation, Secondary Traumatization, and Counselor Self-Care.

This course is based on the reading-based online, TIP 57-Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services Part 2-Trauma Informed Organizations and Building a Trauma Informed Workplace created by SAMHSA in 2014.

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Course Material Author


Course Creator

Sandi Cardaman

Sandi Cardaman has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 15 years. She has worked with eating disorders, domestic violence and clients who are working with the dependency system.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the 16 strategies to implement TIC.

  2. Acknowledge recruiting, retaining, and adequately supervising clinical staff is crucial to the successful implementation of TIC.

  3. Recognize risk and protective factors for STS, and the importance of self-care.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

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This exam only covers Part 2 of the TIP

References begin on page 215.

Course Material in PDF format.

References begin on page 215.

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Course Number 102679
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