What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Why are health care professionals across the nation embracing trauma-informed care? The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) posed this question to clinicians and patients to gather first-hand perspectives on the value of trauma-informed care. Trauma-informed care shifts the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”

A trauma-informed approach to care acknowledges that health care organizations and care teams need to have a complete picture of a patient’s life situation — past and present — in order to provide effective health care services with a healing orientation. Adopting trauma-informed practices can potentially improve patient engagement, treatment adherence, and health outcomes, as well as clinician and staff wellness. It can also help reduce avoidable care and excess costs for both the health care and social service sectors.

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Content provided by the Trauma-Informed Care Implementation Resource Center – Center for Health Care Strategies website