IHR strives to incorporate an understanding of the significant impact of violence and trauma, especially on substance use and recovery, in the design and delivery of human services. IHR’s Trauma Integration Specialists provide training and technical assistance to service providers on how to integrate knowledge of trauma, domestic violence, and sexual assault into the provision of local and national services. Specialists work with service providers to integrate an understanding of trauma into their existing programs and activities, addressing trauma for women, men, children and youth, and using evidence-based practices. IHR trains staff of Early Intervention, Head Start, and other early childhood programs on the impact of trauma on young children and of substance use on families. IHR staff also participates in interagency task forces and coalitions to promote trauma integration in human services.
This video by IHR and Network 180 illustrates the use of trauma-informed supervision as an important mechanism for ensuring the provision of trauma-informed care.
Sometimes it is hard for direct care providers to envision the concrete ways in which an understanding of trauma can be integrated into interactions with clients. For this reason, IHR and Network 180 made this one-hour video.