Resources on Trauma-Informed Care
In collaboration with Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation
This report charts TMWF’s process of becoming a trauma-informed agency which included learning about types of trauma and trauma-informed care, assessing existing culturally-sensitive practices that enhanced trauma-informed care and identifying ones that need to be added, training staff, and working with researchers to document and build a body of evidence-based practice — all the while staying survivor-centered.
Building from what trafficking survivors have taught us, this webinar discusses how to identify survivors, how past experience of help-seeking can influence current attempts, and the importance of trauma-informed care at different points of contact with survivors such as raids, arrest, and at shelters.
This TA Brief addresses the complexity of advocacy for adult and minor survivors of trafficking. Topics include: Definitions, Analysis/Root Causes, Trauma-Informed Advocacy, Endangerment & Confidentiality, and Considerations & Recommendations at Points of Contact — raids, arrest, custody and release, legal processes, shelters, and health and mental health systems.
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH): provides training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children.
- Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) Scales for Domestic Violence Programs (2015): a tool to assess trauma-informed practice that domestic violence an use to evaluate and improve their work.
- Creating Accessible, Culturally Relevant Domestic Violence- and Trauma-Informed Agencies (2012): A Self Reflection tool guides agencies through reflection and discussion.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: addresses the impact of trauma on individuals, families, and communities as a behavioral health concern that requires a healing and recovery process.
The Trauma Informed Care Project: an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effect of all types of trauma.