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PART 8: Meeting the Moment with a Trauma-Informed Approach

Historical trauma is not just about what happened in the past. It’s about what’s still happening.

- University of Minnesota

What You Can Expect to Learn

Shifting the paradigm

Key terms & concepts for thinking about policy through a trauma-informed lens

Identifying elements of a trauma-informed policy

Building capacity for implementation

Creating new trauma-informed policies

Reflections & Resources

How would you identify whether a policy is


What would you consider to be trauma-informed policy priorities?

What strategies or approaches have you found useful to convey the importance of using this lens in policy development and implementation?


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