Solution Focused Trauma Informed Care (SF-TIC)

In the fall of 2015, a department-wide initatiive called Solution Focused Approaches in a Trauma-Informed System of Care (SF-TIC) was launched in all of the divisions of the Erie County Department of Social Services. SF-TIC Foundation Training, undertaken by all DSS staff, introduces employees to insights and skills to enhance service delivery, develop solid working relationships, and approach challenging situations with new tools. 

 

The Department of Social Services has collaborated with the University at Buffalo School of Social Work for the training portion of this initiative. The presenters examine how an understanding of trauma, attention to use of language, and collaboration within the work environment can create hope and motivation for staff and the community they serve. In addition to SF-TIC Foundation Training, staff take part in two group consultation sessions. 

 

The Five Principles of Trauma Informed Care:


Safety - Ensuring physical and emotional safety.

Trustworthiness - Maximizing trustworthiness through task clarity, consistency, and interpersonal boundaries.

Choice - maximizing youth choice.

Collaboration - giving families a significant role in planning services.

Empowerment - recognizing youth strengths and skills. 

 

For more information:

On material related to SF-TIC in Erie County Social Services, included in the intra-departmental ECDSS BLAST newsletter, check out the following archived editions:


Fall 2015 :

Oct. 30, 2015

Nov. 20, 2015

 

Winter 2016 :

March 1, 2016


Summer 2016 :

August 30, 2016


Fall 2016 :

Oct. 14, 2016

Nov. 2, 2016

Nov. 18, 2016

Nov. 23, 2016

 

Winter 2016-17 :

Feb. 22, 2017


Summer 2017 :

June 30, 2017

July 7, 2017

July 14, 2017

July 28, 2017

August 4, 2017

August 11, 2017

August 18, 2017

 

Fall 2017 :

September 8, 2017

September 29, 2017

October 20, 2017

November 10, 2017

 

Winter 2017-18 :

December 1, 2017 

December 8, 2017


For more information:

On material related to SF-TIC in Erie County Social Services, included in the intra-departmental SF-TIC newsletter, check out the following archived editions:

Winter/Spring 2017 :

February 24, 2017

March 3, 2017

March 17, 2017

March 29, 2017

April 25, 2017

May 2, 2017

May 30, 2017