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More than 70% of adults report experiencing at least one traumatic event in their lifetime.

The CDC-Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) study highlights the impact of ACEs on health and wellbeing outcomes.

Primary care is often the first touchpoint for a patient seeking treatment for trauma-related symptoms.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has six trauma-informed care principles.

Explore these additional resources to better understand the benefits of trauma-informed care.

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Trauma-informed care

Symptoms of Trauma

• Frequent sick visits • Avoiding preventative care • Noncompliance • Hyperarousal • Aggression and violence • Self-harm • Substance abuse • Disordered eating • Numbing • Emotional dysregulation • Difficulty concentrating • Anxiety • Somatization

Trauma-informed Care Principles

1. Safety 2. Trustworthiness and transparency 3. Peer support 4. Collaboration and mutuality 5. Empowerment 6. Cultural, historical and gender issues

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Additional Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

American Medical Association: What Doctors Wish Patients Knew About Trauma-informed Care

Center for Healthcare Strategies

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adverse Childhood Experiences