The TIA Toolkit was updated in 2022 to emphasize resilience and healing for both people with HIV and the workforce. More recently published research, and interviews and focus groups with a newly established TIA Toolkit Advisory Panel (TAP) comprised of lived experts, technical experts on TIA and RWHAP Part B and ADAP staff, informed the development of the updated toolkit. The updated toolkit highlights the connections between resilience and healing, trauma and racism, and racial equity. The revisions build off our current understanding of trauma and broaden recommended approaches to encourage those that allow for greater safety and connection between clients and providers, a celebration of resilience displayed by individuals, and more effective and satisfying experiences of care for all involved.
This toolkit is intended for all RWHAP administrators and providers who deliver and fund services for people with HIV. It is meant to provide foundational information, language, and an introduction to tools and assessments for agencies and providers, both those who provide direct services funded through Parts A, B, C and D, as well as those in more administrative positions in Parts A and B. Creation of a trauma-informed and healing-centered system requires involvement of all stakeholders, from funders to direct services staff.