Trauma-Informed Series

Move toward becoming trauma-informed.

Is your organization or school providing trauma-informed services? The human and social services sectors used to consider trauma common to a relatively limited population—studies now show that a much higher percentage of the general population of the US has experienced trauma sufficient to negatively impact health and well-being across the lifespan. The established prevalence of trauma requires human service professionals to “…presume the clients we serve have a history of traumatic stress and exercise “universal precautions” by creating systems of care that are trauma-informed” (Hodas, 2005). Without strong trauma-informed policies, procedures, environments, and practice in place, well-meaning organizations run the risk of inadvertently re-traumatizing the children, youth, individuals, and families with whom they work. The Strategies Center offers The Trauma-Informed Series of services to ensure that your organization has a thorough understanding of the deep neurological, biological, psychological, and social effects of trauma. Available now:

Understanding Trauma for Schools and Educators Series (separate workshops):

How Trauma Affects Development and Learning

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Helping Students Cope after a Traumatic Event or Disaster

Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Environment

Avoiding Re-Traumatization in a Classroom Setting

Trauma Basics: Understanding the Impacts of Trauma

Trauma-Informed Practice for Working with Families Exposed to Violence

Trauma-Informed Work with Fathers and Caregiving Males

Trauma and the Workplace: What Employers and Co-Workers Need to Know

Building a Trauma-Informed Home Visiting Program

Trauma-Informed Interviewing

Acculturation and Trauma

Assessing Your Organization for Trauma-Informed Work

Compassion Fatigue: Self-Care as a Social Work Essential

Trauma-Informed Work with Youth