Trauma-Informed Care

It’s no surprise that trauma-informed care is needed when working with any group of people who have endured trauma. What is appalling though is the amount of programs, services, and organizations that exist with no trauma-informed practices, policies or procedures. The term ‘trauma-informed care’ began to take on it’s greater form in the late 90’s thanks to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The importance of the delivery of services individuals received was becoming more apparent and is still evolving today.

This lesson explores what trauma and trauma-informed care are and how trauma-informed care benefits the client/staff relationship. As providers in the anti-trafficking space the last thing we want to do is create more harm for survivors. That is why it’s our responsibility to know how to be trauma-informed in this environment.

About the Presenter:

Brittany Brown served in the Pennsylvania National Guard. She is married and the mother of 5 children. Formerly, she was a supervisor for a program that advocated for young adults in child service systems and those at risk for commercial sexual exploitation of children. Currently, Brittany is a full-time student at the University of Pittsburgh. 

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