Trauma Resilience Initiative (TRI)
Traumas are significant events, series of events, or a set of circumstances that cause physical, emotional or psychological pain. Traumas, traumatic events, and structures are shaping and defining and overwhelm the ability to cope. Traumas impact can be long lasting and can effect an individual, family, organization or community's functioning and its physical, social, emotional, financial or spiritual well-being and health.
Resilience are the resources and protective factors that support and enable an individual, family, organization, and community's ability to effectively face adversity, holistically heal, grow, thrive and sustain recovery after (or in the face of) trauma and adversity . 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.