On Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Carriage House Community Table held a workshop called “Trauma Informed Care” for 40 representatives from agencies in our local area (including several from BOHO) who work with those who may have experienced trauma. The program was based on a best practice created by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Service Administration). You can read more here for further information.
SAMHSA states “Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. NCTIC facilitates the adoption of trauma-informed environments in the delivery of a broad range of services including mental health, substance use, housing, vocational or employment support, domestic violence and victim assistance, and peer support. In all of these environments, NCTIC seeks to change the paradigm from one that asks, “What’s wrong with you?” to one that asks, “What has happened to you?”
This training taught how to have boundaries and hold to rules while understanding and respecting the impact of trauma on our clients.
Thank you Carriage House Community Table for this opportunity.