What does it even mean to be "Trauma Informed or Healing Inspired"?
While our primary job is to provide training and technical assistance, we want to give something back to our community. So, along with some of our brilliant partners, we have create some tools that might be useful.
➣We choose to use the words “Human-centric response and care” because we seek to take trauma informed care to another level, we seek to place an emphasis on the inherent “humanity” of the work that we are doing and because there is more than trauma and trauma response to consider.
➣We don’t use the term “victim-centric” because we believe that respect, dignity and compassion should be offered to all clients in a neutral non-judgmental manner to include suspects and offenders.
➣We use the word “participant” over client, consumer, victim, survivor or thriver because it is a simply stated and honest word. The humans we serve are at many phases of their healing and may start as a victim and end as thriver. We also recognize that in spaces of incarceration or probation the participant may not be participating enthusiastically, but still deserve compassion.
➣Please look over the following tools, we would like your feedback. Also, feel free to use any or all of the tools listed here.
The goal of this tool is to help you on your individual journey towards professional wellness.
This is DRAFT THREE our our DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging) agency self assessment. We are currently adjusting it with additional feedback so DRAFT FOUR is on the horizon.
Here is a Trauma Informed agency self assessment tool. We believe that the next conversation is to create spaces that healing inspired/ organized. We are beginning the process of integrating that perspective into this tool. With hope- we will have something at the end of this year.
Here is a copy of the Strand Squared Solutions Values and Guiding Principles. We really value have a well paved path when we are making hard choices.