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Organizational Policies and Procedures

Trauma-informed system change is driven and sustained by organizational policies and procedures that are championed and supported by leadership.

Advancing Organizational Policies and Procedures can include:

  • Senior leaders that have basic knowledge of implementation principles, and have capacity and skills to facilitate implementation of trauma-informed change
  • Senior leaders that are positioned within the organization to effectively provide oversight, guidance, and support to trauma-informed change initiatives
  • A high level, clearly identified point of responsibility within the organization for trauma-informed administrative practices
  • Written policies that explicitly include and support trauma informed principles
  • Policies or protocols for workforce orientation, training, support, and job standards that are related to trauma
  • A self-assessment to evaluate the extent to which current organizational policies are trauma-informed
  • Hiring processes ensure that new employees align with trauma-informed values and approaches to care