NOTE TO PHILLIP – can you convert this first paragraph and photo below into the same layout used on the action step pages?
By becoming Trauma-Informed and Responsive (TIR), adults and child-serving organizations can play a vital role in creating a culture of thriving for all children in the community.
Regardless of exposure to traumatic events and experiences, having adults and providers that interact with children in an empathetic and trauma-responsive way makes a powerful, positive difference for children. Relationships grow and deepen, a sense of safety is cultivated, and the child’s wellbeing is placed front and center.
To ensure the Commonwealth can better identify and provide services to youth who have experienced trauma, the Childhood Trauma Task Force (CTTF) designed a framework for organizations using the following:
- Five Guiding Principles to help organizations become TIR
- Five key action steps in which an organization’s strategically focused TIR actions can make a positive difference