Practical Guide for Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach

The guide specifically focuses on tools and strategies for implementing a trauma-informed approach. This guide highlights the need for organizational assessment of readiness and capacity before implementing trauma-informed approach and describes strategies for such assessments.

The guide describes implementation strategies across the following 10 domains:

  1. Training and Workforce Development;
  2. Governance and Leadership;
  3. Cross Sector Collaboration;
  4. Financing;
  5. Physical Environment;
  6. Engagement and Involvement;
  7. Screening, Assessment, and Treatment Services;
  8. Progress Monitoring and Quality Assurance;
  9. Policy;
  10. Evaluation.

The guide is intended for anyone involved in organization-level change, including practitioners, state and local officials, policy makers, federal and non-federal funders, peers, and family members.  

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