What is Trauma?
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) describes trauma as events or circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening, which result in adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and well-being.
What is the impact of trauma on health?
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, conducted by the CDC and Kaiser Permanente, revealed that the more an individual is exposed to a variety of stressful and potentially traumatic experiences, the greater the risk for chronic health conditions and health-risk behaviors later in life.
How can providers become trauma informed?
Trauma-informed care acknowledges that understanding a patient’s life experiences is key to potentially improving engagement and outcomes while lowering unnecessary utilization. In order to be successful, trauma-informed care must be adopted at the organizational and clinical levels.
Cost of training:
1-20 trainees: $400