Trauma-informed care initiative in Chautauqua County
MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County is one of the sites selected by The National Council for Behavioral Health to participate in the 2014 Trauma-informed Behavioral Healthcare Learning Community. Twenty-seven behavioral health organizations across the U.S. were selected to receive a year of individual and group coaching and consultation by renowned national trauma experts, webinars, networking opportunities, and exclusive tools and resources.
Trauma-informed approaches include:
Improve or implement screening and assessment for trauma
Increase trauma survivors’ engagement to improve outcomes
Develop and sustain a trauma-informed, educated, and responsive workforce
Address secondary traumatic stress/compassion fatigue among staff
Provide emerging and evidence-based trauma-informed best practices
Create physically and psychologically safe and secure environments
Engage and build trauma-informed community partnerships
Building on the system of care initiative for children, the model Family Court Initiative, local training and University at Buffalo key trainings; the Chautauqua model seeks to work with all interested child- and family-serving entities to transform organizational culture through critical policy and practice changes, implement evidence-based practices, expand consumer and peer support roles, and partner with diverse human and social services agencies to provide community-wide trauma awareness and training.
For more about the local Learning Community contact Rachel M. Ludwig by phone at 753-4507 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Trauma-informed Care, visit the following sites: www.acestoohigh.com; www.wnytrauma.org, www.nctsnet.org or visit the new Wikipedia site for Adverse Childhood Experiences at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverse-Childhood-Experiences-(study).