Trauma is a wound. Typically trauma refers to either a physical injury, such as a broken bone, or an emotional state of profound and prolonged distress in response to an overwhelmingly terrifying or unstable experience. Some trauma, like wounds, heal relatively quickly, some heal slowly, and many influence life going forward, like scars. Scars and trauma do not result in defects or deficiencies; rather they are markers of life experience one has survived.
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Trauma Informed Care recognizes that traumatic experiences terrify, overwhelm, and violate the individual. Trauma Informed Care is a commitment not to repeat these experiences and, in whatever way possible, to restore a sense of safety, power, and self-worth.
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Trauma informed care is a broad and complex arena, encompassing everything from concrete details of the physical environment to mental constructions, cognition, and attributions on the part of staff—from policies and procedures to programming and interactions among staff/providers and individuals with lived experience.
Learn more about the Core Training Components for Trauma Informed Care.