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Trauma Informed

Information and resources that apply trauma informed practices across several different fields.


"Exposure to traumatic events in the lives of women such as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), rape and other forms of sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, terrorism, natural disasters, and street violence, all predispose affected individuals to poor health outcomes in part through high risk behaviors such as smoking, drinking, illicit drug use, and risky sex, as means to cope with trauma.  As a function of both engaging in high risk behaviors and the trauma itself, survivors are at increased risk of poor physical and mental health outcomes."

Trauma Informed Care in the Perinatal Period

During pregnancy, women with a childhood maltreatment history have a 12-fold increased risk of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although awareness of the need for trauma-informed care and trauma-specific interventions is increasing in the fields of addiction and mental health treatment, there are no front-line programmes for the childbearing year that address maltreatment-related PTSD. The authors address these intergenerational cycles of childhood maltreatment and psychiatric vulnerability; they provide a resource to facilitate incorporating trauma-informed care and trauma-specific interventions into maternity services; and they signal the opportunities for improving outcomes for childbearing women with a history of childhood maltreatment.

Trauma, Resilience, and Health Promotion in LGBT Patients

This book has two goals: to educate healthcare professionals about the effect of identity-based adversity on the health of their LGBT patients, and to outline how providers can use the clinical encounter to promote LGBT patients' resilience in the face of adversity and thereby facilitate recovery. Toward this end, it addresses trauma in LGBT populations; factors that contribute to resilience both across the lifespan and in specific groups; and strategies for promoting resilience in clinical practice.

Through a Trauma Lens

Through a Trauma Lens aims to understand and highlight successful examples of health, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and other service delivery systems that have implemented an integrated trauma-informed service model. Structured around illustrative case studies, chapters that correspond to stage of adoption, and strategies for cultivating staff support, this valuable new resource include examples and strategies to be applied in any treatment or service setting.

Trauma-Informed Care in the NICU

Provides clinically relevant, evidence-based practice guidelines aimed at minimizing the trauma experience of the hospitalized neonate and family. Presents evidence-based updates to the five core measure sets for age-appropriate care in the NICU.

Integrated Early Childhood Behavioral Health in Primary Care

This book provides a step-by-step guide to integrating early childhood behavioral health care into primary care with hands-on advice for creating, implementing, and evaluating programs. It discusses the unique advantages of pediatric primary care as a setting for mental health services from birth into the early school years, particularly for addressing parent/child stress and trauma issues. Guidelines and case examples from frontline practitioners highlight typical challenges and workable recommendations.

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