Authors: Corinne Henderson, NSW
Event: 2015 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Trauma, PTSD & Best Practice
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: TICPOT is one element of a broader national initiative promoting trauma-informed care and practice (TICP) across service systems and programs in Australia. The development of TICPOT stems from recommendations proposed by the National TICP Advisory Group in its position paper: MHCC 2013, Trauma-Informed Care and Practice: towards a cultural shift in policy reform across mental health and human services in Australia ? A National Strategic Direction.
TICPOT is a quality improvement resource designed to assist integration of TICP principles across every aspect of an organisation. It is targeted at a diversity of community managed mental health and human services, primary and public mental health and inpatient settings.
Consisting of two separate resources, TICPOT contains a user guide and organisational assessment tool across seven domains including a brief overview of the processes necessary to assist ongoing, sustainable quality improvement. The second document provides materials and resources to assist building a trauma-informed culture and practice that supports staff and the consumers and carers engaging with the service. As part of a package, MHCC is offering a reporting service generated from the assessment completed online.
The process of becoming trauma-informed is an evolutionary journey, but a universal objective should be to establish a culture that will foster best practice, nurture flexibility and innovation in order to promote sustainability.