Trauma-Informed Care is the new standard of care in behavioral health. It means treating a whole person, taking into account past trauma, and the resulting coping mechanisms when attempting to understand behaviors, and treat the consumer. This is especially important because it takes into account the reality that a significant percentage of clients served are survivors of one or another forms of traumatic experience, and which endeavors to deliver services in such a way as to be sensitive to trauma recovery needs, and to avoid re-traumatization.

For a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) evidenced-based practice tool kit manual on trauma and trauma-informed care, click here.

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