Exposure to trauma — including abuse, neglect, discrimination, and violence — increases an individual’s risk for serious health issues. Adopting trauma-informed approaches to care may improve patient engagement, enhance outcomes, and reduce avoidable care and excess costs for both the health care sector and social service systems.
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Cultural Humility: A Key Element of Trauma-Informed Care
Cultural humility — a respectful approach toward individuals of other cultures that continuously pushes one to challenge cultural biases — is an often-overlooked component of trauma-informed care. As a child clinical psychologist and mental health consultant, Allison Briscoe-Smith, PhD, leads trainings on cultural humility and trauma-informed care for organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area…. Read more »
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