The University of Oklahoma National Resource Center for Youth Services works with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Services, to plan, coordinate, and implement the Trauma Informed Care Project (TICP).
Services provided through the TICP are designed to support agencies as they move to a more trauma responsive approach to care and assist in decreasing incidents of substantiated maltreatment in care. Services include training, technical assistance opportunities, meetings, resource provision, and the annual Professionalizing Youth Work in Oklahoma conference. These services are made available to any agency or organization that contracts with DHS to provide above foster care level of service to children and youth in out-of-home care.
Training is a vital component of developing a competent and capable workforce, especially when serving youth who have experienced trauma. The Trauma Informed Care Project has a variety of workshops and curricula designed to equip staff with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to effectively serve youth in care. Attend one of our regional scheduled trainings or talk to us about bringing training to your facility.
There are many factors that contribute to effective program delivery. The Trauma Informed Care Project has several services that can be tailored to fit the specific needs of your agency, including providing resources, helpful recommendations, and ongoing support to assist your agency in achieving its outcomes in a trauma responsive manner.