Faith Law Enforcement Legal Mental Health Social Services

Top 10 Things to Know About Delivering a Trauma Informed Response

Room D October 20, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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Amy Jones

Top 10 Things to Know About Delivering a Trauma Informed Response

Amy Jones

Working with survivors of trauma can be hard! This is true for advocates, law enforcement, attorneys, medical professionals and more. This hour and half long presentation will focus on providing the attendees with practical tools and information about trauma informed care they can put to use immediately.

Participants from multiple disciplines will have the opportunity to gain understanding about the definition of trauma, the impact of trauma and the most effective ways of working with a survivor of trauma. Specifically, it will address the impact of the trauma of interpersonal violence. For those working professionally with these survivors, it will look at how they may present with “counter-intuitive” behaviors best explained by an understanding of trauma and its effects. Participants will leave with the knowledge and tools intended to support them in their work with survivors of trauma that will not only improve their interactions with the survivor but will also decrease the possibility of secondary trauma and burnout that is inherent in work with victims of trauma.


• Gain an understanding of the history of the development of trauma informed care as a practice.

• Develop a working knowledge of the most current research supporting the use of trauma informed care principles.

• Explore the core principles and practices of trauma informed care.

• Leave with practical tools to implement immediately within their profession to work more effectively with survivors of trauma and reduce the possibility of secondary trauma and burnout.