April 2018

Trauma-Informed Learning Network for Girls of Color launches in late spring.

The Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality and the National Black Women’s Justice Institute are proud to announce the Trauma-Informed Learning Network for Girls of Color (The Learning Network), which will be launched in late spring. The Learning Network will provide a secure platform for school system leaders and educators to learn from experts across the country about trauma-informed approaches to girls of color and to engage in peer-to-peer learning. Registration is free and open...

CAREgivers film — Promoting policies for staff wellness

We are delighted that CAREgivers film is being used to promote public and professional awareness regarding the subject of vicarious trauma and staff wellness; AND we are now beginning to see early steps toward organizational change and the potential for new policies that can promote staff resilience. Several exciting things are happening: firstly, public television broadcasts and screenings of CAREgivers film around that country are opening up important conversations about staff exposures to...

Trauma Informed Oregon's TIC Healthcare Standards/Guidelines

A few folks asked for this while we were doing the final revision so I wanted to post the final product - Healthcare Standards of Practice for Trauma Informed Care . Oregon Health Sciences University Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Pediatric Society, and other healthcare partners reviewed and modified for healthcare settings the original Trauma Informed Oregon's Standards of Practice . The Standards (original and healthcare) are intended to provide benchmarks for planning and...

Working Through It: Mental Health at Work – What are you experiencing?

Working Through It™ Weekly Emails: Awareness of Mental Health at Work What are you experiencing? – View Worksheet Now! We may have occasions when we're experiencing strong emotions or reactions to something that's happening at work. It's helpful to pay attention to our body's physical and mental reactions to situations that arise as responses to daily stressors. These reactions can have an impact on both our physical and mental health. Let's take a few moments to assess what we're...

Trauma Informed Oregon's TIC Healthcare Standards/Guidelines

A few folks asked for this while we were doing the final revision so I wanted to post the final product - Healthcare Standards of Practice for Trauma Informed Care . Oregon Health Sciences University Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Pediatric Society, and other healthcare partners reviewed and modified for healthcare settings the original Trauma Informed Oregon's Standards of Practice . The Standards (original and healthcare) are intended to provide benchmarks for planning and...

Self-Care Resources

Self-care is a key element of a trauma-informed approach, at individual, organization, and community levels. This internet resource list includes links to introductions to ACEs and the ACE Study, self-care, secondary trauma and mindfulness. Self-Care - General Self-Care Starter Kit, School of Social Work, University of Buffalo http://socialwork.buffalo.edu/...are-starter-kit.html Relaxation Tool Kit, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center...

The Trauma-Informed Supervisor Training Tool

That is the question that so many of us champions of change are asking ourselves right now. Luckily, the information is and logistics of how to make this happen are becoming clearer. Thank you to @Christina Cunningham, Prevention Coordination Specialist for the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services for allowing me to share this resource with our community. (see attached PDF file) It has been a valuable tool in helping me coordinate an agency training on the...

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