About Trauma-Informed Utah

Trauma-Informed Utah helps organizations and businesses learn about, integrate, and adopt trauma-informed approaches at the organizational level, including operations, policies and procedures, managerial practices, and program development. 

Trauma-Informed Utah (TIU) was established in May 2021, built on 6+ years of dedicated work by partners across Utah to establish formal statewide assistance for organizations and businesses seeking to implement a trauma-informed approach. The community desire for these services is strong and well-established. TIU is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of current and future generations of Utah families as innovations and new knowledge on healing trauma and resilience. 

Trauma-Informed Utah is a  501c3 tax-exempt not-for-profit organization.


The mission of Trauma-Informed Utah is to promote and support efforts to move Utah toward becoming a trauma-informed state.


That all Utahns 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. 

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: Programs, policies and practices are built on the best available knowledge/evidence base
  • Accountability:  Establish outcome measures to evaluate quality and impact
  • Community-driven:  The TIU Center supports the work of others and is responsive to evolving needs identified by the community

Trauma-Informed Utah is not. . .

Trauma-Informed Utah is not a direct service provider (i.e. therapy, survivor advocacy, case management etc.). TIU is designed to support the organizations and staff who provide these types of services.

Organizational Documents

TIU Bylaws

Articles of Incorporation