The act of being trauma informed is an on-going, thoughtful practice that everyone in an organization participates in. The practice of working towards being a trauma informed organization means that there is an active awareness of what trauma is and how it affects people and groups of people. A trauma informed organization works to integrate knowledge about the effects of trauma into their organizational culture and actively strives to not retraumatize its clientele and employees. This framework is adapted from Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma Informed Approach. This Guiding Framework for an Organizational Trauma Informed Approach focuses on 6 key principles: safety; trustworthiness and transparency; collaboration and mutuality; empowerment and individual agency; cultural, gender and historical issues; and adaptability. Each organization is unique, and it will be up to each organization to decide how to use and implement the principles in this framework. We hope that this Guiding Framework can help build the foundation needed to support the on-going, collective effort of working towards being trauma informed.