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Incorporating Racial Equity into Trauma-Informed Care
Publication Date: Sep 01 2021
Center for Health Care Strategies
This brief offers practical considerations to help health systems and provider practices incorporate a focus on racial equity to enhance trauma-informed care efforts. It draws from the experiences of two federally qualified health centers — the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services in Philadelphia and Bread for the City in Washington, D.C
Trauma-Informed Care: The Importance of Understanding the Incarcerated Women
Publication Date: Jun 16 2021
Journal of Correctional Health Care
This study assessed the significance of trauma-informed care (TIC) in the recidivism rates of incarcerated women. A retrospective longitudinal survey was conducted. ACE scores were evaluated and documented through a self-reported survey. Seven years of Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions registry documentation was assessed. Descriptive statistics were utilized to define patients and evaluate patterns of recidivism after implementation of trauma-informed approaches to care. There is strong evidence associating lower recidivism rates for those who participate in TIC and trauma programs than for those who do not. This evidence supports further evaluation with a serious potential impact of reduction in recidivism and improved trajectories for incarcerated women and their families
Planning for Youth Emotional Health in Unruly Environments: Bringing a Trauma Informed Community Building Lens to Therapeutic Planning
Publication Date: Oct 26 2020
The paper seeks to explore two primary questions. How was TICB (Trauma Informed Community Building) integrated into practice and how did it support health outcomes for youth, if at all? Second, what are the limitations of the TICB model and is it a sustainable approach to planning for emotion in unruly environments? The article closes with a discussion of the potential contributions and limitations of TICB in engaging historical, structural (systems level) and individual trauma into youth community building.
Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Strategy
Publication Date: Sep 01 2020
This resource outlines CDC’s specific goals and objectives for ACEs prevention and response. The goals and objectives aim to prevent ACEs before they happen, identify those who have experienced ACEs, and respond using trauma-informed approaches in order to create the conditions for strong, thriving families and communities where all children and youth are free from harm and all people can achieve lifelong health and wellbeing.
Keeping Race at the Center of School Discipline Practices and Trauma-Informed Care: An Interprofessional Framework
Publication Date: Aug 01 2020
Using an interprofessional perspective, this framework delineates how school social workers, school psychologists, and school counselors can support their schools to integrate interprofessional, trauma-informed, and race-centered practices into a behavioral intervention. Ultimately, this article provides in-interpersonal, practice, and structural recommendations that can help practitioners engage in equitable discipline decision making.
Health Risk Behaviors and Resilience Among Low-Income, Black Primary Care Patients
Publication Date: Jul 01 2020
National Library of Medicine
This study describes an intervention with low-income, Black primary care patients and their experience in changing a health risk behavior. Participant themes, including behavioral coping, personal values, accomplishments and strengths, barriers and strategies, and social support, are understood in relationship to health behavior theories
Children and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Publication Date: Jun 11 2020
American Psychological Association
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many school districts have closed for the remainder of the academic year. These closures are unfortunate because, for many students, schools are their only source of trauma-informed care and supports. When schools reopen, they must develop a comprehensive plan to address the potential mental health needs of their students
COVID-19 Lessons: The Alignment of Palliative Medicine and Trauma-Informed Care
Publication Date: May 19 2020
National Library of Medicine
Patients, caregivers, and health-care workers experiencing COVID-19 are at particularly high risk for long-term psychological distress and trauma responses. To mitigate the lasting effects such trauma could have on individuals and communities, a trauma-informed approach to care must be implemented broadly.
Trauma-Informed Care and Cultural Humility in the Mental Health Care of People From Minoritized Communities
Publication Date: Jan 24 2020
National Library of Medicine
This article outlines general principles of trauma-informed care and ways to enact it. Because the situations in which trauma arises, the ways in which it is conceptualized, and how patients respond to it are influenced by both culture and individual factors, a cultural humility approach is also described and recommended. Psychiatrists can navigate the complex terrain of cultures and social backgrounds in the clinical encounter and can promote healing when treating patients who have experienced trauma by adopting a trauma-informed care approach and an attitude of cultural humility.