Experiencing trauma, especially during childhood, significantly increases the risk of serious health problems — including chronic lung, heart, and liver disease as well as depression, sexually transmitted diseases, tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug abuse1, 2, 3— throughout life. Childhood trauma is also linked to increases in social service costs. 5 Implementing trauma-informed approaches to care may help health care providers engage their patients more effectively, thereby offering the potential to improve outcomes and reduce avoidable costs for both health care and social services. Trauma informed approaches to care shift the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” (Samhsa).
How can you practice trauma -informed care?
The 5 Principles of Trauma-informed care
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