Trauma-Informed Care for Clients, Clinicians & Organizations

Trauma has emerged as an important topic in behavioral healthcare because people in our communities experience it in complex ways, not only as victims of and witnesses to violence, abuse, and neglect in their homes and neighborhoods but also in institutions, such as jails, prisons, and psychiatric hospitals where forced restraints and isolation may be used. In addition, health and behavioral health professionals who provide care to the traumatized often experience the effects (secondary trauma) through the behaviors, stories, and struggles of the people they serve. / Presentations about Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) not to miss:

  • Keynote Plenary, Day 1: "Trauma-Informed Care: Creating Positive Cultures of Care." / Learn from SAMHSA consultant Raul S. Almazar, and advocate Charryse Copper how to reduce the impact of trauma and secondary trauma in clients, clinicians, and organizations.
  • Workshop: "B-02 | Ethical Considerations and Boundary Management When Working with Survivors of Trauma" / Learn from Elizabeth Bach-Van Valkenburgh about the complexity of symptoms from post-traumatic stress, the delicate nature of self-disclosure, and the importance of boundaries.
  • Workshop:  "E-05 | Trauma-Informed Systems of Care"/ Learn from Mark Hurst, MD, and Kim Kehl, MEd, what the State of Ohio is doing to create a seamless system of trauma-informed care in its state psychiatric hospitals and community-based service organizations.