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Working collaboratively with schools, business, healthcare, government agencies, social services, criminal justice systems, healthcare organizations & faith communities to become a trauma-informed community. We invite all concerned citizens, professionals & advocates to partner with us to raise awareness about trauma & its effects, to build resilience, and offer hope & healing.

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Department of Counseling and Behavioral Health & Trauma Conference

Jeanne Felter ·
Thomas Jefferson University's newly formed Department of Counseling and Behavioral Health has generated its first-ever newsletter . If you're interested in trauma-informed training and education , or if you simply want to stay abreast of the work of some great clinicians, researchers, advocates and aspiring professionals, please have a look. The Community and Trauma Counseling program currently has Art Therapy options and is launching two new specializations and certificates this summer: (1)...
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Stress Relief During COVID-19: from Dr Nadine Burke Harris

Melanie G Snyder ·
Hi - here's a helpful document with some down-to-earth tips and Six Stress-Busting Strategies along with things to limit, things to embrace and a self-care plan template for adults, published by the California Surgeon General - Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. See attachment below.
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Therapeutic Spiral Model Keeps Trauma Survivors Safe While Healing

Karen Carnabucci ·
The model is an integration of classical psychodrama, object relations and recent advances in trauma theory to provide additional safety and structure when working with survivors of trauma.
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TIC Take Five: Awe: A healing antidote

Melanie G Snyder ·
Awe: a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder. An overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like. Carl Sagan once said, "Every aspect of nature reveals a deep mystery and touches our sense of wonder and awe." Researchers at UC Berkeley have found that "awe — as opposed to joy, pride, amusement, contentment and other positive emotions — is the singular sensation that goes the furthest in...
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Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care for Your Team

Melanie G Snyder ·
Here's the first in a planned monthly series of "curated resources" for our Trauma Informed Lancaster County partners to help keep the momentum going in our individual, organizational and community-wide efforts toward becoming more trauma-informed. Trauma-informed care has a two-pronged focus on: the safety and well-being of the people your organization serves (clients, consumers, program participants, patients, students, etc), AND the safety and well-being of your organization’s staff. With...
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How to become a Trauma-Informed Community - Lessons from Walla Walla-PART 1

Melanie G Snyder ·
Like the sweet onions for which Walla Walla is famous, the story of this community's 10+ years of investment in becoming a Trauma-Informed Community has many layers. Teri Barila is the person widely recognized as the initial champion and catalyst for Walla Walla's trauma informed approach, after she attended a conference in 2007 where Rob Anda, one of the original authors of the ACEs study, challenged attendees to take the information he had presented about ACEs and "get something started in...
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1000th person trained thru RMO's Trauma trainings

Melanie G Snyder ·
1000. That’s the number of people in Lancaster County who have now completed one of the trauma trainings offered through the Community Action Partnership's #RMOforReturningCitizens and partners over the past 18 months. This is a pretty significant milestone in the collective community effort toward making Lancaster County a trauma-informed community. We’ve trained people from many parts of the criminal justice system, including about 400 corrections officers, parole officers, police...
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Wolf Administration Releases ‘Trauma-Informed PA’ Plan with Recommendations and Steps for the Commonwealth and Providers to Become Trauma-Informed [PA Governor Tom Wolf Press Release]

July 27, 2020 As a companion to Governor Tom Wolf’s multi-agency effort and anti-stigma initiative, Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters, the Office of Advocacy and Reform (OAR) is releasing the “Trauma-Informed PA” plan to guide the commonwealth and service providers statewide on what it means to be trauma-informed and healing-centered in PA. This plan is the result of four months of work from OAR and the Trauma-Informed PA Think Tank, formed in February. The think tank was made up of...
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Client Trauma Histories: Screening/Assessment vs. Universal Precautions

Melanie G Snyder ·
How do we know if a client has history of trauma? Do we need to know the specific types of trauma someone has experienced? Each organization and each professional will need to answer these questions for themselves based on the nature of their work with clients Some organizations and professionals may truly need to know the specifics of a client’s trauma history in order to serve them appropriately Many organizations and helping professionals may not need to delve into the specifics or ask...
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Inside the Adverse Childhood Experience Score: Strengths, Limitations, and Misapplications

Melanie G Snyder ·
Many organizations are committing to the work of becoming trauma-informed. One of the early questions that often arises in these organizations is whether to adopt some type of screening or assessment tool to gather information on the trauma histories of clients/consumers/patients/students. Some organizations, after learning about the original ACES Study, consider using the ACES questionnaire or some variant of it as this type of screening or assessment tool. In our trauma trainings, we...
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