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Advocates Share Why Trauma-Informed Policy is so Important


  • Childhood trauma is a public health issue that costs the United States billions of dollars. It can be prevented and treated, and children who have experienced trauma can become thriving and productive adults. (:12)

  • Childhood trauma is a nationwide public health issue associated with an epidemic of negative health consequences. We are working to ensure that our children have the opportunity to thrive and succeed. (1:29)

  • Trauma manifests disproportionately among certain groups of people, particularly those who have experienced limited or no access to adequate healthcare and other essential resources. Trauma can rewire the brain to react differently to situations and can impact people well into their adult life. (4:10)

  • Experiencing trauma can have a tremendous impact on how we interact with others, see the world, and think about ourselves. I'm passionate about helping communities work together better. (5:42)

  • The ultimate protective factor when it comes to trauma is the quality of loving and stable relationships in your life. Meeting people where they're at is important. (6:30)

  • Being client-centered and person-centered means we don't have to understand the other person's experiences to offer support and care and love. A trauma-informed system of care would address the core issues that lead to outcomes like homelessness, addictions, mental health crises, and domestic violence. (7:04)


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