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Public Health Matters Blog Posts: Using trauma-informed care to guide emergency preparedness and response

"Exposure to a traumatic event or set of circumstances can negatively affect a person’s mental, physical, social, emotional or spiritual well-being for a long time after the initial incident. We know that not all individuals respond to trauma in the same way and we know that individuals with a history of trauma, especially childhood trauma, are more likely to experience psychological distress and are at increased risk for the development of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with future exposure to trauma..."

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Holly, thank you for sharing this! With the first of the Office of Resilience and Recovery's community meetings taking place tonight, this could not have been more fortuitously timed. I'm planning on attending tonight's meeting, and I know that Allen is as well. I'll print out this blog post, and possibly one or more of the linked resources, to have handy at that meeting.

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