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ARTIC Subscale #5, ProQOL- Reactions to the Work

Vicarious Traumatization- What To Do

  1. Have team discussions of what is going on and how it is affecting us as people
  2. Connect with anyone who has been hurt and express your concern
  3. Make sure that supervision is happening
  4. Is our environment too noisy?
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ARTIC Subscale #4- Self-Efficacy

Action Steps You Can Take Now

Here are some tips for beginning the transformation to trauma informed care:

  1. Every time you talk about something a client has done, have someone review the client’s history.
  2. Any time someone wants to know what punishment they should apply to a given action, ask: how do we understand why he did that?
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ARTIC Subscale #3- On the Job Behavior

Interpreting Client Behaviors

When clients act out, are disrespectful, threaten others or property, or have difficulty apologizing after they have caused harm, it is not unusual that you may feel that the client’s behavior reflects negatively on you.

It can be helpful to remember the following:

People with trauma histories:

  • Experience disrupted development
  • Have difficulty with attachment
  • Do not feel connected to people or places
  • Do not believe they are worthy of good things in life
  • Struggle to regulate and manage strong emotions.
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ARTIC Subscale #2- Responses to Problem Behavior and Symptoms

Building the Relationship

The most highly researched aspect of treatment is that change happens when the client feels they have a strong relationship with their treater. This is more important than any technique or other variable. Although we are never able to control the clients, our relationships give us profound influence.… Read the Entire Article

ARTIC Subscale #1- Underlying Causes of Problem Behavior and Symptoms

Symptoms as Adaptations

A trauma-informed care perspective asserts that all the behaviors we call symptoms or problems are solutions for the client. The client is escaping intolerable feelings by doing a behavior that helps in the moment, even though it has long-term negative consequences.… Read the Entire Article

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Obtaining the ARTIC Scale


What are the subscales for the ARTIC?

Core Subscales (ARTIC-35 and ARTIC-45) (There are no subscales in the ARTIC-10)

  1. Underlying Causes of Problem Behavior and Symptoms. Emphasizes behavior and symptoms as adaptations and malleable versus behavior and symptoms as intentional and fixed.
  2. Responses to Problem Behavior and Symptoms.
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