The Trauma Informed Excellence® (TIE) Model
was developed to give organizations and systems of care the knowledge and skills to fully
integrate the trauma informed paradigm into their operations. There are four trainings in the TIE Series:
The Trauma Informed Paradigm
- Thrive: Self-Care & Culture
- Trauma Informed Leadership
- Trauma Informed Care
- Trauma Specific Treatment
Trauma Informed definition (SAMHSA):
“When a human service program takes the step to become trauma-informed, every part of its organization, management, and service delivery system is assessed and potentially
modified to include a basic understanding of how trauma affects the life of an individual seeking services. Trauma-informed organizations, programs, and services are based on
an understanding of the vulnerabilities or triggers of trauma survivors that traditional service delivery approaches may exacerbate, so that these services and programs can
be more supportive and avoid re-traumatization.”
A new way of thinking that challenges existing belief structures.
Most organizations fall on a continuum between being unaware and informed about trauma and its impact on clients and staff.
|Not Trauma Informed
|Clients are sick, ill or bad
||Clients are hurt and suffering
|Client behaviors are immoral and need to be punished
||Client behaviors are survival skills developed to help the client lives through the trauma, but may cause problems in the client’s life
|Manage or eliminate client behaviors
||Recognize staff and program’s potential to re-traumatize. Provide opportunities for clients to heal from their trauma
|Staff should come to work every day at their best, and perform to leadership’s expectations
||Leaders need to create strong organizational culture to combat the trauma and stress associated with working with clients
|System of care should be created to minimize short-term costs and eliminate immoral behaviors
||System of care invests in healing trauma, improving outcomes and saving money over the long term
"Absolutely excellent! Very valuable information. It energizes and makes me excited to get back to work. It was communicated in a way that was very clear, interesting, and engaging."
"Appreciated the training aspects on self-care. Pleased that the culture of trauma informed care is more visible, accessible."
"This is the best workshop I've been to in years!"
"I think this is essential learning/education for all leaders and supervisors within a human service agency."
"Opened my eyes and challenged me to look at 'the bigger picture.' Very informative application, passionate delivery of information. Practical skills to implement into my day to day activities."
The online version of Trauma Informed Excellence program includes the following Training series': Thrive: Self-Care & Culture, Trauma Informed Care, Trauma Specific
Treatment, and Trauma Informed Leadership (optional).
Online courses are on-demand, self-paced, and are 20-40 minutes in length. Learners may stop mid-course and return to where they left off. Each course includes download-able tools and resources.
Continuing Education Credits (CECs)
Thrive: Self-Care & Culture (7 courses)
- TIE (with Leadership) - 19 hours/CECs
- TIE (without Leadership) - 13 hours/CECs
Trauma Informed Care (5 courses)
- Introduction to Trauma Informed Excellence
- Stress & Burnout
- Helping Trauma
- Physical Robustness
- Mind Robustness and Mindsight
- Mind Robustness & Focus
- Social Robustness
Trauma Specific Treatment (2 courses)
- Foundations & Physical Resiliency
- Trauma & Social Health
- Social Resiliency
- Trauma & Mind Health
- Mind Resiliency
Trauma Informed Leadership (optional) (8 courses)
- Post Traumatic Growth & Assessment
- Research-Based Methods
- Affective Leadership Concepts
- Positive Regard
- Intellectual Leadership Concepts
- Engagement, Fit & Democracy
- Engagement, Values & Vision
- Trauma Informed Supervision
The In-Person Trauma Informed Excellence series can be customized to meet your needs. Trainers utilize a participant-centered workshop approach, which includes interactions and adult learning
activities to maximize learning, retention, and application of workshop concepts. These approaches, combined with a mastery of the topic and research, allow delivery of in-depth subject matter in a
practical manner, targeted to the needs of the specific audience. It can be presented as:
- 75-90 minute workshop
- Half-day training
- Full-day training
- Half or full day of facilitated implementation support and coaching. Designed to support the concepts presented in the TIE Online Training.
- Trainings can also be customized to focus on the particular needs of health care settings, behavioral health providers, homeless services, libraries, schools, prevention and outreach programs,
and HIV/AIDS service providers
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