Organization and System Competencies

These core competencies describe changes needed in organizations and systems policies and protocols to create and sustain  trauma informed and developmentally sensitive service systems for young children and their families

O1. Identify and describe effective models of trauma informed care (e.g. Sanctuary model, Community Connections model)

O2. Introduce changes in organizational procedures, structures, protocols and policies to support trauma informed, developmentally sensitive practices and services.

O3. Involve clients, families, communities and other systems/practitioners in the process of becoming a trauma informed organization.

O4. Establish environments that support staff and ensure children’s health and safety and are customized to meet each child and family’s needs, strengths, capabilities and interests.

O5. Teach/Train professionals at all levels (administration, management, supervisory, direct service, and support)  about core elements necessary for trauma-informed practices and organizations

O6. Advocate with local, state and federal policy makers for the development of funding streams and policies that support and foster a trauma-informed service system for children and families.