What is Trauma-Informed Care & Practice (TICP)?

 3pillarstic1CopyWorkplace Wellbeing Institute's Attachment Relational Model (ART) Model of Trauma-Informed Care & Practice (TICP) expands on Ann Jennings (2007a, 2007b, 2008, 2009) 2 Foundations of TICP

1. UNIVERSAL ASSUMPTION of INCLUSION: That is that the vast majority of people (up to 90%) who access mental health, substance/alcohol abuse, family/youth/disability, legal aid, housing and income support assistance & treatment services have a history of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Trauma and Complex Trauma Histories (Centres for Disease Control & Prevention, 2010; Frazer et al, 2014; Jennings, 2008; Waite, Gerrity & Arango, 2010).

2. ABOVE ALL ELSE, DO NO HARM: What is Termed Non-Maleficence: One of the universal ethical/moral principles across all areas of health-care & health-care service & delivery.

& Howard Baths' (2008) 3 Pillars of TICP:

1. SAFTEY & SECURITY: Developing the concept and practice that as workers/employees in areas of health, community services and education we become what is termed "transitional secure attachment figures" for the consumers/clients/students who access our services 

2. CONNECTIONS: These are the Relationships that develop when Safety & Security is established which enable traumatised consumers/clients/students, often for the first time, to begin to use their self-regulation skills & capacities. This why we believe the term "The Relationship is the Intervention" is one of our primary methodologies in the Resolution of Trauma

3. MANAGING EMOTIONS: Learning and adopting skills and practices, for both staff & consumers/clients/students, that develop & enhance Emotional, Social & Relational Intelligence. When a strength-based model of naming, and therefore taming, the often complex & powerful emotions associated with complex/developmental trauma an environment of trust, respect & compassion (Siegel, 2009, 2011, 2013). Our ART Model of TICP employs a variety of Mindfulness & Wellbeing practices to achieve this purpose (please use these links to read more Mindfulness in Schools Mindfulness in the Workplace Wellbeing Practices)

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