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Resources by Topic: Trauma-informed care

ACEs Screening in Rural California: Exploring Provider Perspectives and Experiences
Report examining the implementation of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) screening in rural communities in Northern California based on interviews with Medi-Cal providers. Discusses opportunities to support screening, referral, and treatment as well as barriers, including limited time, resources, infrastructure, and skilled staff. Discusses disproportionate rates of ACEs in rural adults and health impacts of ACEs.
Author(s): Kathryn Stewart, Lisa Tadlock, Shauna Olsen, Sue Grinnell
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: California Department of Health Care Services, Northern ACEs Collaborative, Population Health Innovation Lab, Public Health Institute
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Coping with COVID-19: Trauma-Informed Care for Frontline Maternity and Pediatric/NICU Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Describes an online education program for healthcare workers, community workers, or other individuals trying to support or deliver trauma-informed care to pregnant and delivering patients, newborn infants, and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: National Perinatal Association, NICU Parent Network
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"It's on Us": Healthcare's Unique Position in the Response to Human Trafficking
Provides an overview of human trafficking and explains the role healthcare providers can play in addressing this issue in rural communities. Features a rural hospital CEO, a State Office of Rural Health (SORH) director, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, and a Safe Harbor Regional Navigator sharing their experiences combating human trafficking.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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SOAR for Native Communities
Training module designed to help people serving indigenous populations to understand human trafficking and its impact on American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Includes resources relevant to indigenous populations and supports professionals in building trauma-informed and culturally appropriate interventions. Content is free with account creation.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
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Tribal Nursing Homes: Principles of Trauma-informed Care
Details a trauma informed care framework for tribal nursing homes. Outlines ways tribal nursing homes can factor cultural beliefs and historical trauma into their care decisions.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Effectiveness of Peer-Delivered Trauma Treatment in a Rural Community: A Randomized Non-inferiority Trial
Discusses a study on the effectiveness of a peer-provided treatment of PTSD and substance use disorder compared to clinician-provided treatment in a rural county in a Southwestern state. Breaks down data by age, race, and diagnosis, among other factors.
Author(s): Annette S. Crisanti, Cristina Murray-Krezan, Jessica Reno, Cynthia Killough
Citation: Community Mental Health Journal, 55(7), 1125–1134
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
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At the Front Lines in Tennessee: Rural Clinic Offers Trauma-Informed Treatment for Substance Use Disorder
Describes the work of a rural Tennessee physician who uses medication-assisted treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, and group therapy sessions to treat patients struggling with substance use disorder. Explores the connection between adverse childhood experiences and substance abuse, and stigma associated with seeking treatment.
Author(s): Mariel Gingrich
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Integrating a Trauma-Informed Approach into Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Webinar recording on incorporating trauma-informed care into substance use disorder treatment. Features a healthcare provider from rural Tennessee and a provider focused on treating opioid use disorder in women with HIV. Addresses the connection between traumatic experiences, including adverse childhood events (ACEs), and risky health behaviors such as substance abuse, as well as strategies for caring for this population. Provides presentation slides.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Rising from the Ashes: How Trauma-Informed Care Nurtures Healing in Rural America
Provides an overview of trauma-informed care and how it is provided in rural communities. Highlights the provision of trauma-informed care in a rural California community after wildfires, in a Wyoming pediatrician's clinic, and by rural nurses providing assault exams with support from experts via telehealth.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Grantee Spotlight: Good News for Nacogdoches County, Texas!
Spotlights a grantee of the Hogg Foundation's Collaborative Approaches to Well-Being in Rural Communities initiative, Nacogdoches County Community Collaborative. Highlights their goal of creating a trauma-informed community to promote wellness.
Author(s): Josephine Gurch
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
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