Trauma-informed care involves adjustment of service delivery in order to accommodate the challenges faced by clients due to intimate partner violence, household dysfunction, and abuse connected with, for example, sexual and gender identity, gender, and race. Traumas can manifest physically, mentally, and/or behaviorally and can be addressed by services that help enhance engagement in HIV care.
Best Practices and Emerging Models
- Center for Innovation and EngagementCollection of implementation guides on evidence-informed best practices in HIV care delivery.
- HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Examination of potential areas for bi-directional sharing between the U.S. Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
- Evidence-Informed Interventions (E2i)Seeking Safety is an evidence-based coping skills intervention that helps people attain safety from trauma and/or addiction.
- Center for Innovation and EngagementDescription of a communication-centered approach to service delivery that provides a compassionate and supportive environment to promote intrinsic behavior change among youth 16 to 29 with newly diagnosed HIV.
- Evidence-Informed Interventions (E2i)TIA/CHANGE is an evidence-informed and resilience-focused intervention that provides guidance and structure for becoming a trauma-informed HIV service organization.
- Strengthening Systems of Care for People with HIV and Opioid Use DisorderGuide on how to coordinate HIV/HCV treatment with substance use treatment and recovery.
Review of the basics of trauma and modules on trauma-informed approaches in the delivery of HIV care.
- Futures Without Violence, HRSA
Website-based toolkit on ways for agencies to establish partnerships to address intimate partner violence (IPV).
Webinars and Training
- Technical Assistance Provider Innovation Network (TAP-in)Recordings of the TAP-in webinars on topics critical to the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative.
- HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)Highlight of two programs that successfully engaged in HIV care clients who are hard-to-reach and serve via delivery of HIV primary care, behavioral health, and housing.
- National Center for Innovation in HIV Care
Review of research on the causes of higher trauma prevalence among People with HIV. The relationship of trauma symptoms to decreased engagement in HIV services, and best practices in trauma-informed care.