Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Manual

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

ITTIC's three levels of trauma-informed approach

In January 2019, the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC) released our 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 by each individual key development area, sharing how it can be done in the pre-implementation, implementation and sustainability phases. There are also 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 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 39.

ITTIC is currently using Version 2.0 of the Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Manual.

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Global Interest in Trauma-Informed Organizational Change

Since January 2019, ITTIC's Trauma-Informed Organizational Change Manual has been downloaded more than 8,000 times by individuals and organizations spanning 52 countries across the globe, as well as in every U.S. state.

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