The Cross-Systems Training Institute aims to help all Colorado practitioners provide trauma-responsive care. CSTI offers classes in trauma-responsive care to Colorado practitioners, and all other classes available through CSTI incorporate trauma-informed care principles and practices.
Colorado Trauma-Responsive Theory of Change Principles: The Essential Elements of Trauma-Informed Care
- Maximize physical and psychological safety for children and families.
- Identify and respond to the individualized needs and strengths of children and families who have experienced trauma.
- Enhance child well-being and resilience.
- Enhance family well-being and resilience.
- Enhance the well-being and resilience of those living in the community and those working in the system, including supporting self-care for providers and addressing secondary traumatic stress.
- Partner with youth and families, including utilizing peer/family voice at all levels from policy to practice.
- Support and promote positive and stable relationships in the life of the child and the family.
- Recognize and respond to gender, cultural, and historical issues.
- Ensure all families have equal access to resources and equal opportunities.
- Integrate emergency management and crisis response.
- Collaborate across systems and establish community partnerships.