Trauma Informed Care is about building a culture of care that:
- Recognizes the prevalence of trauma and understands what trauma truly is
- Understands what trauma is and how it impacts micro and macro levels of communities, systems, and organizations
- Realizes the vulnerabilities that vicarious trauma and secondary trauma can have on staff and organizations
- Responds in a trauma informed way by putting knowledge into practice
A trauma informed system embraces a culture of care that is about respect, transparency, safety, and compassion.