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Maybe some. A couple years ago I wrote this 'screed' on trauma informed care (TIC) models. My concerns at the time were related to the lack of direct intervention that was promoted as part of this model - and that it appeared that some OTs were adopting a social work approach to the issue. Last night there was an #OTalk2Us twitter conversation about these models; I was not able to participate but I have been studying the conversation. I think that this is a good opportunity to see if we are progressing ideas on TIC to be more occupational therapy directed and intervention-focused. It was good to see more conversation around the areas of occupational therapy assessment and intervention. I think that we still need some direct conversation about how this problem gets addressed from an intervention perspective. In my local experience, most of the conversation around TIC models is still oriented toward 'awareness' and is being driven by systems-level consultants.