Trauma Informed Care

What is Trauma Informed Care?

Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.
– National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC,, 2013)

What will an understanding of trauma informed care provide?

  • Understand the prevalence of trauma
  • Learn what trauma is and how it affects individuals psychologically, developmentally and neurobiologically
  • Learn techniques to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization
  • Explore self-regulation strategies to prevent vicarious trauma for the practitioner

Who should know about trauma informed care?

  • Licensed mental health providers
  • Social workers
  • Criminal justice professionals
  • Child welfare professionals
  • Public safety workers
  • Domestic violence responders
  • Medical professionals
  • Human services professionals
  • Educators
  • Students

Reference materials

Joan Gillece, Ph.D., SAMHSA

  • What is Trauma? Why do we need to address it?
    “Understanding and addressing trauma in the lives of those we serve” download presentation
  • Strategies for Self-Regulation
    “Strategies for self-regulation” download presentation
Janice L. LeBel, Ph.D, Massachusetts Dept. of Mental Health

J. Kellie Evans, LCSW, CSOTP, The Up Center

  • Trauma Informed Care: What Every Child Welfare Professional Needs to Know
    “In-depth information on trauma-informed practices and care for Virginia child welfare professionals” download presentation

Training videos

Uplift Lives

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    CVC #05017

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