Trauma Informed Care
The publication of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA’s) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition (DSM-III), in 1980 marked the introduction of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a diagnosis, inspired by symptoms presented by veterans of the Vietnam War. The greater understanding of trauma and its effects on war veterans has extended to informing our comprehension of trauma in the civilian world and with children and families who have experienced abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events. This elevated insight has led to the development of evidence-based models of trauma treatment along with changes in organizational policies and practices designed to facilitate resilience and recovery.
A well informed approach to treating people who have been exposed to trauma includes:
The Adverse Childhoood Experiences Study (ACES) has been developed since the mid 1980s to determine the effect of traumatic events on children and how it can effect them for the remainder of their lives - inlcuding leading to destructive behaviors such as aclohol and substance abuse, violent incidents, and anti-social behavior..
Your trauma score is 0.
An ACES score of 3 or more is considered high.
The problems and consequences of an ACES score of 3 or greater are explained in this Centers for Disease Control website.
Social Services Technology Solutions has been performing prevenetative and predictive work related to ACES scores and outcomes. Please contact us to talk about our workand how we can help your agency.
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