Becoming Trauma-Informed

Leading health care professionals across the country are recognizing the value of a trauma-informed approach to care. Understanding and adopting a trauma-informed approach — at both the clinical and organization level —  can help organizations more effectively address the needs of patients.

The following sections offer resources to help guide health care organizations in adopting best practices for addressing trauma. 

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Foundational steps toward adopting a trauma-informed approach to care.

Championing and communicating about trauma-informed care, gaining insight from other organizations, and seeking patient input.

Training staff, preventing secondary trauma, and hiring a trauma-informed workforce.

Building a safe physical, social, and emotional environment for patients and staff.

Involving patients in organizational and treatment planning.

Screening patients for trauma, addressing trauma, and creating a referral network.

Evaluating readiness, capacity, and progress toward becoming trauma-informed.

Access helpful tools and resources from other organizations working in the field of trauma-informed care.

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