What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Shifting the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”

Trauma-Informed Care In Action

Lessons from health care organizations that can help others adopt trauma-informed practices.

What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Check out this animated video that details opportunities to improve care.

Across the country, health care providers, systems, and policymakers increasingly recognize the negative effects of trauma on the health and wellbeing of children and adults. Exposure to trauma — including abuse, neglect, systemic discrimination, and violence — increases an individual’s risk for serious health issues and poor health outcomes throughout life.

This website, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies, provides resources from trauma-informed care leaders across the country to help improve patient outcomes, increase patient and staff resilience, and reduce avoidable health care service use and costs. While the site is geared toward health care settings, many of the lessons herein can be applied elsewhere, including in child welfare services, community-based organizations, and educational settings.

Trauma-Informed Care Champions: From Treaters to Healers

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Trauma-Informed Care In Action

Learn how organizations are improving care for patients who have experienced trauma.  Explore more profiles » 

Incorporating Patients’ Voices at the Women’s HIV Program

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Expanding Awareness and Screening for ACEs

Montefiore Medical Group
The Bronx, New York

Promoting and Protecting the Health of All San Franciscans

San Francisco Department of Public Health
San Francisco, California