top of page

Trauma-Informed Care

What is trauma-informed care?  How is it provided?

Why do you need to know about this? 

What does trauma-informed care have to do with addiction and the 5NP?


Trauma-Informed Care

“Trauma-informed care is a strengths based framework that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and survivors, and that creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.”  (Hopper, Bassuk, & Olivet, 2010)

Elements of Trauma-Informed Care

SAMHSA (2014) defines the elements of Trauma-Informed Care as

1) Promote understanding of symptoms from a strengths-based approach,

2) Minimize the risk of re-traumatizing the person and

3) Offer and identify supports that are trauma-informed.


Additionally, SAMHSA underscores the importance of instilling hope for recovery.

Screen Shot 2022-11-12 at 4.30.50 PM.png

Trauma informed care (TIC) recognizes that traumatic experiences terrify, overwhelm, and violate the individual. Trauma informed care is a commitment not to repeat these experiences and, in whatever way possible, to restore a sense of safety, power, and self-worth.

Trauma Informed Oregon is a collaboration of university, public and private partners, individuals with lived experience, youth and family members that are committed to creating and sustaining a trauma informed system of care in Oregon.

Trauma Informed Oregon serves as a centralized source of information and resources for trauma informed efforts.

Great resources, online courses, guidance and more!

bottom of page