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Trauma Informed Care

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Trauma Informed Care

A person in a military uniform  Description automatically generatedAccording to SAMHSA, trauma-informed care includes having a basic understanding of how trauma affects the life of individuals seeking services. Trauma-informed programs and services are based on an understanding of the vulnerabilities or triggers a trauma survivor may experience and how they may impact the way the individual accepts and responds to services. Trauma-informed care has an appreciation of "triggers" and how they impact the way a survivor relates to self, other and the future. It is important to have an understanding of the impact of trauma and how it can change the way a survivor responds to services so that these services and programs can be more supportive, avoid re-traumatization, and promote recovery.

Trauma-Informed Care Fact Sheet

Trauma-Informed Care Fact Sheet

SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach

SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach

Trauma Informed Care Toolkit for Homeless Services

Trauma Informed Care Toolkit for Homeless Services

Trauma Informed Care of Oregon

Trauma Informed Care of Oregon
 
 

The Effects of Co-Occurring Interpersonal Trauma and Gender on Opioid Use and Misuse. Williams JR, Girdler S, Williams W, Cromeens MG. J Interpers Violence. 2020 Feb 13:886260519900309. doi: 10.1177/0886260519900309. [Epub ahead of print]

Trauma-informed care: a paradigm shift needed for services with homeless veterans.
Dinnen S, Kane V, Cook JM. Prof Case Manag. 2014 Jul-Aug;19(4):161-70; quiz 171-2. doi: 10.1097/NCM.0000000000000038.

Creating trauma-informed correctional care: a balance of goals and environment (2012)
"Homelessness and trauma go hand-in-hand": pathways to homelessness among women veterans.
Hamilton AB, Poza I, Washington DL. Womens Health Issues. 2011 Jul-Aug;21(4 Suppl):S203-9. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2011.04.005.

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Sexual violence facts at a glance. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention.

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011.

The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Understanding trauma-informed care. Mass General News, January 2014.

Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014.

Trauma Informed Care: Trauma Informed Care Project is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma.

Trauma / SAMHSA-HRSA: This webpage, focused on trauma and trauma-informed approaches, is geared towards health, behavioral health and integrated care leadership, staff, and patients/consumers. The information and resources listed here can be easily adapted to other groups and settings such as schools

The National Council for Behavioral Health: The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America's health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 3,326 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery.

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