Resource: Practical Guide for Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach

This guide (PDF, 51 pages) describes tools and strategies for implementing a trauma-informed approach (TIA) in behavioral health prevention, treatment, and recovery. This guide highlights the need for organizational assessment of readiness and capacity before implementing TIA and describes strategies for such assessments. Implementation strategies for the following 10 domains are provided: 

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 

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