Improving Retention Through Trauma-Informed Approach
This tip sheet addresses one of the main reasons that participants disengage from apprenticeship programs: the behavioral effects of past or present trauma. By implementing trauma-informed care (TIC) practices, YARG grantees can better mitigate the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), thereby supporting recovery from trauma and motivating a higher level of commitment to career path goals.
The included resource provides guidance on the shift to a trauma-informed model and suggests some basic practices for developing a trauma-informed approach to apprenticeships. The links below offer additional guidance on the TIC approach and how to integrate its methodology into your YARG program.
E-Guide: Using a Trauma-Informed Approach
These practices, advised by the Human Trafficking Task Force, can be applied to trauma informed care in many situations. This brief guide highlights some key victim-centered practices and offers tips for building a trauma-informed approach in a group or organization.
This website offers a wealth of fundamental information on TIC along with a library of resources and several case studies showing how organizations are implementing trauma-informed practices for youth, women, and other populations in schools, healthcare, and community services.
This web page succinctly explains the impact of trauma over a lifetime. An infographic shows the types of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that might cause trauma in childhood, and a brief video features the ACE pyramid, which lays out the possible results of early trauma and how it can affect health and human functioning.
Experts at the National Council for Behavioral Health discuss the value of trauma informed care; how it should be integrated into all aspects of an organization’s services, interactions, and processes; and the positive impact it has on both clinical outcomes and staff engagement.