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October 2018

What Does it Take to Become Trauma-Informed? Lessons from Early Adopters

The Urban Institute recently conducted an implementation analysis, Early Adopters of Trauma-Informed Care: An Implementation Analysis of the Advancing Trauma-Informed Care Grantees, to better understand how participating pilot sites adapted clinical and organizational practices to advance trauma-informed care. This blog post summarizes findings from the study, which reveals key elements that successful trauma-informed organizations have in common.

ACEs Connection Communities: October 2018

Each month we will share more about our growing membership and communities , including announcing new communities such as the Community Resilience Collaborative of Middlesex County-CT , Youth (TCCY) East Tennessee ACEs Mobilization Team and Florida ACEs Connection . We've heard that many do not know where or how to find communities on ACEs Connection. We've heard you and will make that easier to do. Each month, we'll list our newest geographic, interest-based, organizational and...

Mr. Rogers, Trauma-Informed Care, and the Limits of Information

Fred Rogers, in his 1969 testimony before the Senate subcommittee on communications in defense of public television, transforms a clearly skeptical Senator Pastore from, "Alright Rogers you've got the floor" to, "Looks like you just earned the 20 million dollars." How does he accomplish this transformation? One line from Senator Pastore gives us some insight. Several minutes into Mr. Rogers testimony he says, "This is the first time I've had goosebumps in the last two days," to which Rogers...

Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive

While many organizations are trauma-informed, becoming trauma-responsive means looking at every aspect of an organization’s programming, environment, language, and values and involving all staff in better serving clients who have experienced trauma. Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Responsive: A Training Program for Organizational Change provides program administrators and clinical directors with key resources needed to train staff and make organizational changes to become...

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