The Trauma Informed Care Best Practice Project (TIC Project)
The Person Centered Approach Institute (IACP) with the World Academy of Art and Science, the World University Consortium , the Department of Psychology of the University of Torino, the University for Sustainability, Santa Fe’, New Mexico, the Black Sea Universities Network, the Protect our Planet Movement and the Psychological Association of Ukraine have created a worldwide project to support, connect and assist all the professionals and public and private organizations operating in countries ravaged by violence and disasters that are in a way or another dealing with people, and in so doing, need to be trauma informed. We decided to extend the free training and assistance to colleagues in the helping professions working in Turkey and Syrian with survivors of the earthquake.
The costs of emotional trauma were staggering well before the Covid 19 pandemia and the invasion of Ukraine, now the worldwide burden of trauma has doubled up.
The costs of trauma are systemic, trauma damages individual and social health and if untreated may be passed to the next generation. The high economic costs of trauma hit the trauma survivors , their families, communities and countries.
Trauma Informed Care Best Practices are the scientifically sound procedures that avoid the risks of retraumatization and can facilitate growth from trauma.
Professionals working in their various roles in public or private organizations, whatever is their field of work with people, if they are unaware of the research findings and principles of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) can unwillingly cause the retraumatization of the trauma survivors. Professionals ignoring the principles and the practices of Trauma Informed Care are part of the problem that is generating staggering costs of suffering, disability, ill personal and social health, productivity loss and loss of prosperity; on the opposite, professionals aware of the importance of Trauma Informed Care (TIC) as one of their ethical imperative, will be part of the solution.
Applying Trauma Informed Care Best Practices professionals and organizations will save people unnecessary suffering, protect and promote Human Security, people and community health and well being and promote sustainability and prosperity for all.
The TIC Project aims to educate, train, support and empower for free all the different stakeholders around the world: thanks to the knowledge, acquired, they will be better able to apply its principles in their area of work. Our programs are specifically designed for the different stakeholders: helping professionals, teachers, managers, parents etc.
Part of this project is a series of Trauma Informed Best Practices Free Post Graduate Courses offered to psychotherapists of different nationalities operating in war zones and in communities ravaged by violence, motivated to serve their people by becoming trainers of trainers.
We are actively supporting Ukraine; a free activity as a mini training and need assessment for Ukrainian psychotherapists was conducted on September 25-27, 2022 For information: https://bsun.org/pages/bsun-ndash-waas-joint-initiative-on-trauma-informed-care-in-ukraine.php