Becoming “trauma-informed” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have experienced trauma need support and understanding from those around them. Often, trauma survivors can be re-traumatized by well-meaning caregivers and community service providers. The OSU Extension TIC project seeks to educate our communities about the about the impact of trauma on clients, co-workers, friends, family, and even ourselves. Understanding the impact of trauma is an important first step in becoming a compassionate and supportive community.
The Ohio Youth Resilience Collaborative offers 3 to 5 hour trainings (both virtual and in person) on Trauma-Informed Care.