SAMHSA's concept of trauma and guidance for a trauma-informed approach

Date: 2014
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Information

Type:  Report
Author:  SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Publisher:  SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

The purpose of this paper is to develop a working concept of trauma and a trauma-informed approach and to develop a shared understanding of these concepts that would be acceptable and appropriate across an array of service systems and stakeholder groups. SAMHSA puts forth a framework for the behavioral health specialty sectors, that can be adapted to other sectors such as child welfare, education, criminal and juvenile justice, primary health care, the military and other settings that have the potential to ease or exacerbate an individual’s capacity to cope with traumatic experiences.

Settings:  Justice System, Adult Justice System, Juvenile Justice System, Health Care, Primary Care, Emergency Departments, Outpatient Mental Health