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Fostering Resilience and Recovery: Advancing Trauma-Informed Primary Care (online)
October 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Trauma is a near universal experience of individuals who seek assistance from providers. Addressing trauma is now the expectation, not the exception, in primary care. It is equally vital that we understand and build resilience in conjunction with understanding the impact of trauma. Trauma-Informed primary care settings can help establish more appropriate and effective care utilization patterns among individuals with trauma histories. The benefits of creating trauma-informed environments include creating safer spaces for staff, improving clinical decision-making by equipping providers to identify and respond to trauma and building collaborative care networks to increase providers’ capacity to address holistic needs. Implementing a trauma-informed approach also aligns with and supports existing health care transformation efforts, including integrating primary care and behavioral health services.