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Trauma Informed Care

Date of Publication:

5/7/2019

Definition:

An approach to engage people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. Trauma-informed services are based on an understanding of the vulnerabilities or triggers of trauma survivors that traditional service delivery approaches may exacerbate, so that these services and programs can be more supportive and avoid re-traumatization.

Source of Definition:

DODI 6310.09 Health Care Management for Patients Associated With a Sexual Assault

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