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Trauma-Informed Approaches Toolkit

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


People living with HIV reportedly experience much higher rates of trauma (e.g., domestic abuse, neglect) than other groups of individuals. The HRSA-funded Trauma-Informed Approaches Toolkit presents ideas on delivery of what is called trauma-informed care, from a more supportive clinical environment to peer support. The toolkit was developed by the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD).

The first section presents research on trauma: NEAR Science, intersectionality, trauma throughout the HIV continuum, and vicarious trauma. The bulk of the toolkit is eight trauma-informed modules, represented in the below graph, and is based on the statewide initiative Trauma-Informed Oregon (TIO).

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