Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) in Action


TIP in Programming
When offering trauma-informed programming, it is important to note that TIP as a universal approach, and it is not dependent on participants' disclosing trauma. In TIP programing, attending to safety is the first priority, built through trusting relationships and welcoming physical environments. The practice sheets and videos in this section illustrate how all four principles of TIP can be integrated into practice, in a wide variety of settings.

Bringing TIP into Action

YWCA participants have been involved in the development of a workbook to strengthen their contributions to trauma-informed action within their organization or community. The workbook builds upon the strengths and resilience of those who have experienced and survived trauma. It is for those who wish to increase their leadership capacity, build their networks, strengthen skills and build confidence to lead change. There are two levels of resources on participant involvement in trauma-informed organizational change: one is a self guided workbook, and the second is a guide for facilitation of a group to go through the workbook material together.

• Video: A Participant's Perspective
• Participants’ Workbook
• Facilitator Guide

Many workers experience secondary traumatic stress reactions, which can be both physical and emotional in nature, arising from their work with those who have experienced trauma. Awareness of vicarious trauma, the range of its effects, and avenues for mitigating and addressing these effects are critical components of trauma-informed approaches. This section includes presentations and practice sheets that identify both individual self-care strategies and organizational supports for preventing or reducing vicarious trauma.

Video: "How to apply TIP with Staff"  
• Power Point Presentation 4 - "Building an Organizational Culture" 

Practice sheets
Trauma-Informed Supervision
List of resources on vicarious trauma

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