Trauma-Informed Care Across Service Systems

Advances in awareness and knowledge of the prevalence and impact of traumatic stress have led to a call to action by federal agencies, researchers, and service providers to implement "trauma-informed care" across service systems. What is trauma-informed care? How is it different from trauma-specific services? How does it change the culture of organizations and service systems? What is needed to implement it? And, most important, what is its impact?

The American Institutes for Research has developed the following resources on how to bring trauma-informed care to scale across service systems:

Project Update: Best Practices in Transitional Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors

The National Center on Family Homelessness, with support from the Office on Violence Against Women, is developing an online resource guide for transitional housing (TH) programs serving survivors off domestic violence. Since July, our team has conducted over 60 interviews with TH program staff from across the country to identify successful strategies that are being implemented with this population. Conversations with program staff cover a broad range of topics, including program philosophy and underlying approaches, child and parent-focused services, and approaches to measuring performance. Interviews will continue into 2015. Learn more.