Health care professionals increasingly recognize the detrimental impact of trauma on patients’ lives and health outcomes. As a result, there is burgeoning interest in the use of evidence-based trauma treatments and the delivery of trauma-informed care. Five leading complex care organizations across the country recently sought to train their staff in a variety of evidence-based trauma treatment approaches: Seeking Safety; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing; and Attachment, Regulation, and Competency.
This technical assistance brief draws from the experiences of these five sites — all participants in CHCS’ Complex Care Innovation Lab — to outline considerations for training and implementation of these models in health care settings. The experiences of these five complex care programs can inform the efforts of other provider organizations seeking to adopt an evidence-based approach to trauma treatment.