Welcome to Workplace Wellbeing Institute's Trauma-Informed Care & Practice Website
This site is dedicated to the development, delivery and implementation of evidenced-based & science-informed education, training, consultancy and advocacy of contemporary models of Trauma-Informed Care & Practice (TICP). Workplace Wellbeing Institute employs the Attachment Relational Therapeutic (ART) Model© of TICP. Our ART Model© of Trauma-Informed Care & Practice assists individuals, agencies, organisations and schools (private, community-based, not-for-profit and government) to effectively and compassionately work with, and support, individuals/students, families and communities with complex trauma histories (CTH). Whether these CTH are personal, familial, social, cultural, historical or inter/trans-generational (please read our ART web page for additional information about our ART Model of TICP).
What is Trauma-Informed Care & Practice (TICP)? Unresolved Trauma is one of the common denominators in the majority of mental health conditions, substance/alcohol abuse, homelessness and a variety of additional adverse psychosocial, emotional, vocational and relational conditions and outcomes. Therefore, the models of care & practice that support & work with individuals with complex trauma histories need to be grounded and directed from, and through, a comprehensive understanding & awareness of the neurophysiological, psychological, emotional, developmental, familial, relational and psychosocial impacts/effects of trauma and violence on human beings throughout the lifespan. This is the nature of Trauma-Informed Care & Practice (TICP) Models. TICP Models also have a comprehensive understanding & awareness of the resulting creative, adaptive & complex behaviours traumatised people have learnt in order to survive in their respective families, communities, schools and social/political/bureaucratic/economic systems (Frazer et al., 2014; Gabowitz & Konnath, 2008; Blomm, 2007; Jennings, 2008).
Why Trauma-Informed Care & Practice Models? The vast majority (over 90%) of individuals accessing community/social/disability services, youth services, mental health services, AOD services, family/domestic violence services and supported housing services have a complex trauma history (please see our Trauma Informed Care & Trauma Facts webpages for more details and references). Therefore, the resolution of trauma needs to be one of the primary processes for all of our services that work with people with complex trauma histories.
The good news is that TICaP models are now starting to successfully address the Resolution of Trauma, whether individual, historical or trans-&-intergenerational, in a timely and cost effective manner. Workplace Wellbeing Institute’s ART© TICaP Model employs the empirical/clinical research and treatment methodologies of international leaders in the fields of Attachment Theory, Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Traumatology, Polyvagal Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Positive Psychology/Education, Mindfulness-Based Therapies & Practices, Somatic-Based Therapies & Practices and Movement/Creative/Theatrical-Based Therapies & Practices. Some of these international experts in these science-informed feilds include; Drs Dan Siegel, Bessel van der Kolk, Martin Seligman, Stephen Porges, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Richard Davidson, Barbara Fredrickson, Charles Figley, Pat Ogden, Sandra Bloom, Anna Baranowsky, Eric Gentry and Alan Schore.
How are TICaP Models Implemented? Please read both our Trauma-Informed Care & ART web pages for full information & details.hniques & Practice has on the resolution and effective treatment of Trauma. Below is a short slide show of some of our Mindfulness Cards that we use in our programs.