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Understanding Gender Identity to Better Serve LGBTQIA Populations

Gender identity comes up often in the work of behavioral health professionals, and understanding gender identity is one key to respectfully ...
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Trauma-Informed De-escalation Strategies for Behavioral Health Professionals

What do you do when a client becomes aggressive and escalates into anger?  Many behavioral health professionals work with clients who have e...
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Exploring Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care

Recovery is change — and it is different for every individual. People in recovery do not exist in a vacuum. Recovering from mental health an...
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Transforming Organizations to Embrace Trauma-Informed Care

How do we know if we are on the right path to providing trauma-informed care?  Research shows us that trauma is present in almost every age,...
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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Youth Mental Health Issues

Behavioral health professionals are working on the front lines of a youth mental health crisis as we cope with the stress, trauma, and losse...
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A (2017) Conversation With Dr. Stephanie Covington

We'd like to give you a chance to get to know Dr. Covington. Read below a 2017 interview from Trauma Matters. How did you first get into tra...
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The Need for Cultural Humility in Social Work Education

The DSM-5 includes an overview of environmental factors that contribute to post traumatic stress disorder, such as low socioeconomic status,...
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Trauma-Informed Care Across Sectors Part II: Methods & Results

A Note from the Editors: The following article was submitted by Pat Wilcox ahead of her session at the Uplifting Voices: Conversations on Tr...
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