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The federal "Family First Prevention Services Act" legislation was signed into law on February 9, 2018 and stipulates that "services must be trauma-informed." While the requirements for being trauma-informed have not been released yet, experience has taught us that the “dosage” of TIC implementation in most settings is too small and not targeted enough to bring about consistent outcomes at the client level.
The Traumatic Stress Institute, recognizing these realities, has developed a new Whole-Systems Change Model to Trauma-Informed Care which helps organizations implement, sustain, and truly embed TIC into the fabric of their system.
Distant RC Trainer Webinar – Trauma-Informed Care Mandates are Coming: Is Your Agency Ready to Meet–and Exceed–the Requirements?
More and more government bodies at the county, state, province, and national levels are mandating that agencies be trauma-informed. The US "Family First Prevention Services Act" legislation is a prime example. Signed into law on February 9, 2018, it stipulates that "funded services must be trauma-informed." While the requirements for implement TIC differ, many agencies are nervous about losing funding as a result of falling short. Even if an agency has done some work implementing TIC, experience has taught us that the “dosage” of TIC implementation in most settings is far too small to show measurable evidence that an agency is trauma-informed.Find out more »