Posts Tagged ‘trauma’

Behavioral Health Volunteering in Times of Crisis

When a call for support goes out at the onset of a disaster, we commonly recognize the basic needs: shelter, food, water, clothing. Behavioral health needs – mental, emotional, and spiritual care – have been an afterthought, if included in the response plan at all. This is beginning to shift....

Resources to Address Mental Health and Resiliency in School Settings

Going to school during a pandemic can be challenging for families and schools. The following resources are designed to address mental health and resiliency in school settings. Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Resources SAMHSA funds the MHTTC Network, which is a collaborative...

Want to Help Underserved Communities Succeed? Adopt a Trauma-Informed Model at Your CEO Table

2020 was a year to remember. Not only did the United States –and the world– grapple with a pandemic of epic proportions, but our country was also forced to take a deeper, harder look at the pervasive and deadly impact of racial inequality and systemic discrimination, as the continued violence...

Promoting Post-Pandemic Growth

Post-pandemic life is at the forefront of most people’s minds right now. How could it not be when it reaches into every corner of our lives? Post-pandemic socialization, employment, childcare, recreation; the list goes on and on. It is not uncommon to hear people talking about a return to normal,...

Addressing the Needs of Frontline Workers

Throughout the past year, I have been struck by the degree to which attention to mental health and wellness, specifically of the impact of trauma on mental health, has entered mainstream discussion. “Frontline Workers” (FLW) who continued to show up for work despite personal risks have been...

24 Organizations Team Up in Westchester’s First Trauma-Informed Systems Change Collaborative

Exposure to traumatic stress is increasingly understood as a common denominator among children, youth, and adults across service systems. Experiences surrounding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma impact individuals everywhere. The pandemic and other recent events, nationally and...

Implementing Trauma-Informed Care is a Journey, Not a Project

Studies show that the prevalence of trauma is ubiquitous and can create adverse health outcomes for individuals. As the first HIV/AIDS organization in Brooklyn, New York, Bridging Access to Care (BAC) works with high-needs individuals in New York City who have trouble coordinating their healthcare....

Post-COVID Strategies to Achieve the Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health System We’ve Needed All Along

For decades, systemic racism has disproportionately routed Black and Brown children who have unmet behavioral health needs to congregate care and residential programs, and adults with these needs, to jails and prisons (Bronson & Berzofsky, 2017; National Conference of State Legislatures, 2021)....

Trauma-Informed Care: Children in Crisis

We know that most if not all of the people we serve at the Institute for Community Living (ICL) have experienced multiple traumas in the course of their lives. This is true for every ICL program, whether in behavioral health clinics and crisis services or housing for people living with mental...

Utilizing Trauma-Informed Care to Address Trauma Reactions in Staff: Potential Impacts on Retention

In our current sociocultural climate, we have been hearing the term “trauma” discussed more frequently, not only in healthcare, but in a variety of environments and social circles. This shift signifies a changing of the guard, as there is now a social and professional movement toward...