Trauma Resilience Initiative (TRI)
Individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or a set of circumstances that is experienced as physically or emotionally harmful or threatening. Trauma has lasting adverse effects on the individual's functioning and physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.
Resilience is the ability of individuals, organizations, and communities to effectively face adversity, holistically heal, and promote sustained recovery from trauma. Further, resilience involves navigating and utilizing (or providing) culturally competent resources to sustain well-being.
Principles of the Trauma Resilience Initiative Include:
Trustworthiness and Transparency
Peer Support and Mutual Self-Help
Collaboration and Mutuality
Empowerment, Voice, and Choice
Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues (Social Justice)
Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)
An approach that explicitly acknowledges the role trauma plays in people's lives. TIC means that every part of an organization or program understands the impact of trauma on the individuals they serve. Thus, it promotes cultural and organizational change in response to meet the needs of the consumers/clients served.
Principles of TIC Include:
Understanding Trauma and Its Impact
Ensuring Cultural Competence
Supporting Consumer Control, Choice, and Autonomy
Sharing Power and Governance
Emphasizing Healing in Relationships
Knowing That Recovery Is Possible
Justice-Informed Principles (JIP)
Refer to the following graphic for more information on our Justice-Informed Principles. We take care to ensure that all individuals have an equal access to resources, healing, and are able to feel heard.