Center for Trauma Informed Innovation
Truman Medical Centers (TMC) specializes in treating not only physical trauma, but we are also experts in helping people heal the “invisible wounds” of trauma—the way trauma impacts the brain, behaviors, beliefs, emotions, and relationships of not only primary survivors but also of those who care for them.
TMC Behavioral Health remains a leader in the Trauma Informed Care (TIC) movement and was instrumental in developing the nationally recognized Missouri Model for Trauma Informed Care.
As an organizational structure and treatment framework, TIC recognizes:
• the widespread prevalence of traumatic events on individuals, families, communities, and nations;
• the impact, signs, and symptoms of trauma;
• the need for integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and
• the importance of actively resisting re-traumatization.
Through the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation (CTII), our team utilizes innovative approaches to implement this framework. Rather than serving individuals with behavioral health needs, the CTII serves organizations and systems. The CTII advocates for the well-being of the staff within those organizations. We care for the caregivers.
From training, coaching, and consulting to product development to system-wide culture change, the CTII team infuses, into all the services we deliver: trauma-informed principles, evidence-based and emerging best practices for resilience, passion for innovation, a grounded practice of compassion, and a commitment to health and well-being for all.