About the Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource Center
“Trying to implement trauma-specific clinical practices without first implementing trauma-informed organizational culture change is like throwing seeds on dry land.”
– Sandra Bloom, MD, Creator of the Sanctuary Model
Across the country, health care stakeholders are increasingly recognizing the impact of trauma on health and the value of trauma-informed care. But the logistics of adopting a trauma-informed approach to care and seamlessly integrating such a focus into the day-to-day routines of a health care setting are less clear.
The site curates resources from experts in the field of trauma-informed care across the country and also draws largely from the experiences of health care organizations that participated in Advancing Trauma-Informed Care. This multi-site demonstration, led by CHCS and made possible through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sought to identify how trauma-informed approaches can be practically implemented across the health care sector. On this website you will find:
- Foundational knowledge regarding the impact of trauma on health and trauma-informed care;
- Testimonials from providers who have adopted trauma-informed principles within their own practices.
- In-the-field examples illustrating how trauma-informed care can be integrated into health care settings; and
- Practical strategies and tools for implementing trauma-informed approaches to care.
Trauma-informed care is still a relatively nascent field. As it matures, the content on this website will evolve as well, generated through the work of leaders in the field. The site will continue to provide a robust and growing inventory of resources to help health care organizations and other stakeholders embrace the potential of trauma-informed care to improve care quality and health outcomes for patients who have experienced trauma.
Questions? Contact the Center for Health Care Strategies at firstname.lastname@example.org.