TIRROCC is Trauma Informed Resiliency and Recovery Oriented Community of Care and represents the growth and expansion of the previous Recovery Oriented System of Care. This community effort was ignited by the Richland County Mental Health & Recovery Board’s goal to include organizations outside of the behavioral health system in the Trauma-Informed movement.
In 2015, the Richland County Mental Health & Recovery Board contracted with Landa Harrison, a specialist in the organizational implementation of Trauma-Informed processes both internally and externally. Organizations involved in the process were initially assessed as to their current level of practices. Based on the report, they each developed or updated their strategic plans allowing them to address areas needing change. It also identified areas where they were/are doing well.
The results of these efforts have shown impressive internal organizational growth in the areas of trauma-informed awareness, process improvements, relational interactions, services development and cross-provider collaborations.
The TIRROCC Community of Care Committee and the TIRROCC Community of Care Steering Committee were also developed during this time to ensure community input and oversight.
With results like these, it is essential the TIRROCC program continues. The Richland County Mental Health & Recovery Board included TIRROCC into its 5-year plan to ensure its continued progress and tie into the Bi-Annual Community Plan required by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
The Community of Care Project (the shortened name) originally included the following organizations: The Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Catalyst Life Services, Community Action for Capable Youth (CACY), Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services, Mansfield Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP) & The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Richland County.
Certification will be available for all social service providers, agencies, and business choosing to become Trauma Informed.
In 2020 the Board added ‘resiliency’ to our system of care. The formal definition of resiliency is, ‘the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties’. Resiliency is a vital part of recovery and we want to work toward building resiliency in the people we serve. We believe this will help them move into recovery and maintain that recovery.