An introduction to trauma-informed care

This course is designed for healthcare providers (HCPs) working with diverse populations, which can include other providers who may have experienced trauma — either before or during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Throughout this course, “trauma” refers to psychological trauma.)

Trauma and its mental health impacts can significantly affect a person’s ability to access and use healthcare services. However, since most healthcare assessments do not routinely screen for a history of trauma, its impacts on survivors may be missed by providers.

Trauma-informed care provides HCPs with practical guidelines to help them ensure patients’ sense of safety during their services.

The goal of this introductory course is to increase awareness and competency, and to provide resources to healthcare providers who wish to engage in trauma-informed care.

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Trauma-informed care resources

US-based resources