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Monday, January 07, 2019
No one is immune to the impacts of trauma. Whether it’s physical, psychological or emotional, trauma has lasting, adverse effects on a person’s functioning and well-being. That’s why Oregon State Hospital established a multidisciplinary Trauma-Informed Care Committee. This group is focused on helping people recover from traumatic events. Trauma-informed care includes: • Understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of trauma;• Emphasizing safety – for both patients and staff – to help trauma survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment;• Developing new, trauma-related hospital policies, practices and trainings; and • Teaching staff how to practice self-care.To learn more about this committee and its mission, please see the Trauma-Informed Care article in the Recovery Times staff newsletter.
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