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Harnessing the Learning Community Model to Integrate Trauma-Informed Care Principles in Service Organizations

A recent report published by the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research and the National Council for Behavioral Health highlights a yearlong learning community (LC), a collaboration between the two organizations. The LC represents a strategy for teaching and modeling for organizations how to increase their knowledge and successful implementation of the fundamentals of trauma-informed care (TIC).

The report defines trauma, discusses its prevalence and effect on individuals, and examines implications for service systems. The report also addresses the LC model for implementation and the results of the LC. While organizations reported certain challenges related to implementation, 92 percent of the organizations were able to implement TIC in at least six of the seven domains.

For more information on LCs and to read the report Harnessing the Learning Community Model to Integrate Trauma-Informed Care Principles in Service Organizations, visit http://www.mcsilver.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/TIC-Implementation-Report.pdf (166 KB).

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