Earlier this week, we discussed the role of schools in recognizing and responding to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through a trauma-informed care (TIC) approach. While TIC is primarily an approach advocated in health care, it is increasingly being recognized as a critical pathway to address and mitigate trauma and the health effects of trauma in school settings.
The National Council for Behavioral Health, an alliance of more than 2,500 mental health and addiction treatment organizations, has created two visual tools that can help care providers better understand the importance of trauma-informed care and how TIC can help to forge pathways from trauma and toxic stress to recovery and healing.
These graphics were created with support from Kaiser Permanente. The National Council and Kaiser Permanente are embarking on a unique and critical opportunity to connect medical care with mental health care for individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives.
We invite you to explore, share and discuss these graphics in your health care and/or school settings.
For more on trauma-informed care and the Trauma-Informed Primary Care Initiative, visit the National Council’s website.