The mission of the Trauma-Informed Utah (TIU) Center is to promote and support efforts to move Utah toward becoming a trauma-informed state.
That all Utahns can understand the potential impact of adversity in childhood and as adults; and work to implement the trauma-informed approach for building resiliency and reducing the impact of adversity across the lifespan.
Values and Guiding Principles
- Trauma-Informed Approach: The trauma-informed approach is applicable in all settings, including the TIU Center.
- Diversity, equity and inclusion: Considering issues of diversity, equity and inclusion is important in TIU processes and products.
- Accessibility: TIU Center serves the entire state in content and presence.
- Sustainability: A stable funding base is necessary for supporting sustainability.
- Evidence based: TIU supports and promotes programs, policies and practices that are built on the best available knowledge/evidence base.
- Accountability: Establish outcome measures to evaluate quality and impact.
- Community-driven: The TIU Center supports, does not replace, the work of others and is responsive to evolving needs identified by the community.
TIU responds to requests from those seeking to explore and integrate the trauma-informed approach into their current organization. Implementing the trauma-informed approach does not focus on what is being done, but how it is done as viewed through a trauma-informed lens.
When organizations view their employees, clients, and others they serve through a trauma-informed lens they are better able to understand, work with, and take care of them. This leads to increased empathy, better outcomes, and an overall healthier population.