Is Your Organization Trauma-Informed?

Trauma contributes to chronic health issues that impact staff’s ability to be present, productive, and perform job tasks. Trauma-informed organizations work to reduce and aim to eliminate policies and practices that might traumatize and re-traumatize its employees and its clients.

Become Trauma Informed

"A program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization."

- SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care

What Is Trauma-Informed and How Does It Apply to My Business?

According SAMHSA, Trauma-informed organizations work to eliminate policies and practices that might traumatize and re-traumatize its clients and employees. Organizations achieve this through a careful process that includes input from a range of stakeholders, including people who have survived trauma in their lives. These organizations also become mindful of trauma triggers—events that might activate conscious and unconscious memories of and defenses against the effects of trauma.

Trauma has emerged as an important public health concern because it has long-term adverse effects upon physical health and mental health.

Health and behavioral healthcare professionals who provide care to the traumatized often have their own experience with trauma. They also experience the effects of secondary (or vicarious) trauma through the behaviors, stories, and struggles of people they encounter and are assigned to help.

Hope Ignited uses THE SIX CORE PRINCIPLES of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), as defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), to inform its work, trainings, consultations, and business strategy.

The six Core Principles:


Trustworthiness & Transparency

Peer Support

Collaboration & Mutuality

Empowerment, Voice & Choice

Cultural, Historical, & Gender Issues

Our organizational trainings aim to:

Identify work-place issues, increase effective team functioning, and decrease hire/re-hire patterns for successful work-flow and sustained productivity.

When you look at your employee as a person with a story, you may begin to recognize their value differently and how they can best contribute to your company!

Corporate Trainings by request

Become a Trauma-Informed Organization

Workplace Burnout

Increasing Productivity (Management Training)

Developing an Effective Team

Managing Tragedy on your Team

Grief and Loss

Strategic Planning

Employee Self-Care Initiative

Effective Communication in the Workplace

Retreat Planning

Professional Trainings by Request

Become a Trauma-Informed Organization

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Human Trafficking 101

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Trauma-Informed Practices

Brain-Based and Body Focused Interventions for Survivors of Complex Trauma

Vicarious Trauma- When Helpers Need Help

Child Sexual Abuse: Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery

Combating Burnout: Why Boundaries Are the Plan You Need

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Ignite Your Team’s Potential by Becoming Trauma-Informed in Your Organization