There is growing awareness that trauma is pervasive and that the impact of trauma is often deep and life- shaping. This impact extends to a client’s understanding of, and interactions with, their own health care needs. Violence and trauma are often at the center of a client’s medical concerns, mental health challenges, and substance use. This webinar will offer an introduction to trauma and trauma-informed care (TIC) by presenting participants with a brief background on the effects of trauma and violence on the brain and development. Participants will also gain knowledge of the five core principles of TIC: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment and build an understanding that these principles need to be present for both the recipient of services as well as the staff.
** Please Note: This webinar has been approved by NYSED and ACE for 1 Continuing Education (CE) contact hour. For complete instructions on how to obtain CE contact hours, please refer to this document. Please allow 10-12 business days for the processing of CE contact hours.