There is a growing appreciation that trauma-informed care and practice (TICP) principles are key to delivering the most contemporary best practice approach, across public and community-based services, and an increased demand for training, information and guidance to build capacity.
The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is excited to release the Trauma-informed Care and Practice Organisational Toolkit (TICPOT) as a free public resource. The toolkit can be used by any organisation wishing to improve its organisational and service delivery culture and practices.
Trauma is highly prevalent in human service settings. To be truly trauma-informed, organisations must be sensitive to the impacts of trauma and the potential of re-traumatisation. The TICPOT for organisations is designed to review current practices and embed trauma-informed care and practice into all aspects of service delivery to ensure the highest quality care and support for people with lived experience of trauma.
The TICP Toolkit is delivered in two parts: Audit & Planning and Implementation & Evaluation. These two documents are free to download and can be used as workbooks or templates to guide organisational change.
The process of becoming trauma-informed is reflective. It encourages organisational and professional growth. TICPOT can help identify areas for improvement and become a part of your continuous quality improvement. MHCC hopes that this free resource will guide a process of reflection, assessment and change.