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5 Principles of a trauma informed approach in the community

  • Safety

    • Physical safety; protected from harm, increased security and privacy. Emotional safety; the ability to express thoughts and emotions free from retribution. 

  • Trustworthiness

    • Accountability, assured confidence of privacy and confidentiality, supportive response.

  • Empowerment

    • Acknowledging and fostering abilities and skills, providing resources and opportunities to learn and excel. 

  • Collaboration

    • Promotes involvement of others in decisions, allowing and encouraging others' thoughts and ideas. 

  • Choice

    • Allowing and encouraging others to make choices, providing information and helping individuals understand circumstances and procedures.

Foundations of TIC
Fact Sheet 

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is different from other models of care because it can be used in any type of service setting or organization. It can also be utilized to address the effects of trauma not only for persons served, but also for staff and the organization.

For more information on the foundations of a TIC organization, click below: 

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