Create a Safe Physical and Emotional Environment

Feeling unsafe may cause extreme anxiety in a person who has experienced trauma, potentially leading to re-traumatization and challenges engaging patients in their care.

Following are resources to support creating a safe physical, social, and emotional environment for patients.

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Webinar | July 2023
Spotlights the work and journey of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services in moving from discussing racial equity to centering anti-racism in health care transformation efforts.
Fact Sheet | December 2018
Offers guidance on how pediatricians can embrace trauma-informed care practices.
Fact Sheet | November 2018
Provides examples of how modest investments can create a more welcoming environment for both patients and staff.
Implementation Tool | April 2018
Supports organizations in adopting more accessible, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed approaches to working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children.
Brief | January 2018
Offers practical recommendations for health care organizations looking to create a more welcoming clinical environment for patients who have experienced trauma.
Blog Post | August 2017
Contains information about how cultural humility training can support health care practitioners in delivering trauma-informed care.
Training Module
Provides health care workers with effective models for interacting with patients/clients.

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