Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Manual

The three levels of trauma practice used within the manual: trauma-informed, trauma-sensitive and trauma-specific.

ITTIC's three levels of trauma-informed approach

In January 2019, the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC) released its Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Manual

The purpose of the manual is to guide organizations and systems in planning for, implementing and sustaining a trauma-informed organizational change. This manual provides a step-by-step guide with tools intended for anyone interested in implementing a trauma-informed approach.

How to Use the Manual

The manual begins with a conceptual overview of the different components of a trauma-informed approach that informs the organizational change process. It is then separated into three main sections that will deliberately walk you through the stages of trauma-informed organizational change and the key development areas in each stage, and provide resources and examples that can be used for action planning. This manual serves as both a guide and a workbook by providing opportunities for you to utilize specific tools and worksheets in order to assess your organization or system's current state and plan for next steps.

Quick start: We know that when first presented with a new tool, readers may be looking for a quick start guide. Go to the Getting Started section on page 38.

ITTIC is currently using Version 1.5 of the Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Manual. Make sure you are up-to-date! If not, request the newest version of the manual below: 

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Global Interest in Trauma-Informed Organizational Change

Since January of 2019, ITTIC's Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Manual has been downloaded more than 7,500 times by individuals and organizations spanning 52 countries across the globe, as well as in every U.S. state.

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