In this section, you’ll learn about the role of culture in sustaining a trauma-informed approach and define the values that will help promote a resilience-building culture in your setting.
One definition of culture is a “set of shared attitudes, values, goals, or practices that characterize an institution or organization.”
The culture you nurture is going to help sustain your resilience-building efforts. As said by management guru Peter Drucker, “culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
Culture works on multiple levels. Some of these levels are explicit, but many of them are implicit
All organizations, communities, and families have a culture, whether it has been created intentionally or not. Part of being intentional is articulating a set of values for setting. Those values will help guide your implementation.
As an example, we shared four values we defined for Origins. We chose these values because they are rooted in many of the key concepts behind a trauma-informed and resilience-building approach.