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Trauma Informed Resources

"Individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being."

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Organization, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. (2014, July). SAMHSA's concept of trauma and guidance for a trauma-informed approach (HHS Publication No. (SMA) 14-4884). Retrieved from https://ncsacw.samhsa.gov/userfiles/files/SAMHSA_Trauma.pdf

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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. How Is It Different From PTSD?

AJ+ (5:47min). Description: "How is Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome different from PTSD? Dr. Joy DeGruy explains how trauma can be passed on generation after generation."

Trauma Informed Care

"A program, organization, or system that is trauma-informed realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization."

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Organization, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. (2014, July). SAMHSA's concept of trauma and guidance for a trauma-informed approach (HHS Publication No. (SMA) 14-4884). Retrieved from https://ncsacw.samhsa.gov/userfiles/files/SAMHSA_Trauma.pdf

SAMHSA’s Six Key Principles of a Trauma-Informed Approach

https://ncsacw.samhsa.gov/userfiles/files/SAMHSA_Trauma.pdf

  1. Safety
    Prevents violence across the lifespan and creates safe physical environments.
  2. Trustworthiness
    Fosters positive relationships among residents, City Hall, police, schools and others.
  3. Empowerment
    Ensures opportunities for growth are available to all.
  4. Collaboration
    Promotes involvement of resents and partnership among agencies.
  5. Peer Support
    Engages residents to work together on issues of common concern.
  6. History, Gender, Culture
    Values and supports history, culture, and diversity.

Resources

A selection of resources about trauma and trauma-informed care:

Trauma-Informed Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

A selection of resources about trauma-informed vocational rehabilitation and career counseling.

Journal Articles

Websites

Videos

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