Get Started with Trauma-Informed Care
Trauma-informed care does not have to be a burden to adopt. Although a comprehensive trauma-informed approach involves changes at both the organizational and clinical levels, organizations can take action gradually. Explore this section for foundational steps that organizations can take toward fully adopting a trauma-informed approach to care as well as comprehensive treatment approaches.
1. Learn the Basics
Following are core resources that include essential lessons about trauma-informed care distilled from research and experts across the country.
Understanding the Effects of Trauma on Health – This fact sheet explores the causes of trauma, how it can impact health, and how to support a trauma-informed approach to care.
10 Key Ingredients for Trauma-Informed Care – This infographic highlights the causes and health consequences of trauma, and ways to become trauma-informed.
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Laying the Groundwork for Trauma-Informed Care – This brief shares practical steps organizations can take to create a welcoming environment for patients who have experienced trauma.
What is Trauma-Informed Care? – This video explains how trauma impacts health, and how providers can enhance care for patients who have faced adversity.
2. Hear from Others
Trauma-Informed Care Champions: From Treaters to Healers – This series of videos feature health care providers who have adopted trauma-informed principles within their own practices.
Trauma-Informed Care In Action – These case studies profile innovative organizations that are integrating trauma-informed care practices into different health care settings.
3. Explore Implementation Resources
View the implementation library on this website for a wide array of practical resources and lessons from organizations across the country that are effectively integrating trauma-informed approaches into health care settings.