“Individual trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being.” - From SAMSHA’s Concept Paper
Begin to ask “What happened to you?” instead of “What’s wrong with you?”
Promote a trauma-informed practice of care at UPMC in central Pa. that acknowledges the impact of trauma on patients, staff and the surrounding community, by implementing strategies that build resiliency.
Steering Committee Members representing 8 different departments (Community Initiatives, CRC, Marketing, NFP, PHMG, PHPA, REACCH, Spiritual Care)
Below you can find several resources to utilize if you are interested in learning more about trauma informed care and how it can help your community.
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