Trauma Informed Care

Traumatic events can have a significant impact on an individuals' health and life, and can lead to a sense of powerlessness, fear, hopelessness, and a constant state of alertness within an individual. Trauma-Informed Care is an approach to engaging people that recognizes the potential presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma may play in an individual's life. When a human service agency becomes trauma-informed, every part of its organization, management, and service delivery system is assessed and potentially modified to include a basic understanding of how trauma affects the lives of individuals.