What is Trauma Informed Care?

How do our experiences as children shape our health as adults? What does it mean to be trauma-informed, and what does trauma-informed care look like in a health care setting?

In this new animated video, meet “Dr. Cruz,” who addresses these questions and shares what she has learned about caring for patients with exposure to trauma, including abuse, neglect, and violence.

View the video to learn about the lifelong impact of trauma on health, and how trauma-informed care can create a more welcoming environment for patients, providers, and staff. It also offers practical steps for integrating trauma-informed care principles into every day clinical practices.

This video was created through Advancing Trauma-Informed Care, a national initiative led by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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