What is Trauma-Informed Care Approach?

Becoming “trauma-informed” means recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them. Often, trauma survivors can be re-traumatized by well-meaning caregivers and community service providers. The Ohio Trauma-Informed Care Approach project seeks to educate our communities about the impact of trauma on clients, co-workers, friends, family, and even ourselves. Understanding the impact of trauma is an important first step in becoming a compassionate and supportive community.

Ohio State University Extension in Cuyahoga County has five professionals trained in teaching this trauma-informed care approach specializing in both youth and adult populations. If you are interested in bringing this training to your organization or would like to know details of the next training contact Courtney Woelfl.1@osu.edu.