“The Truth About Trauma Informed Care” – ACEs Connection

trauma informed care“‘Trauma-informed care’ is a movement. Service providers are talking about it.  Researchers are studying it.  Theorists are writing about it.  Academics are teaching it. Practitioners are implementing it.” | *Graffiti artwork by Leon Rainbow

by Meagan Corrado

“What is trauma informed care?  SAMHSA (2014) seeks to answer this question by providing a list of trauma-informed principles.  These include:

  • Safety
  • Trustworthiness and transparency
  • Peer support
  • Collaboration and mutuality
  • Empowerment, voice, and choice
  • Understanding culture, history, and gender

“Many other theorists and practitioners have developed their own sets of guidelines.  As you think about what it means to provide trauma informed care to clients receiving support from your system, keep these ideas in mind.”

Click here to read this article in its entirety at the ACES Connection.


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