A Trauma-Informed Approach to Healthcare (CE: 1.0)


70% of adults have experienced some traumatic event at least once in their lives. Trauma may impact how individuals seek medical support and respond in medical settings. A Trauma-Informed Approach to Healthcare explores trauma and adverse events and how they impact individuals physically, emotionally, and behaviorally. This course identifies signs and symptoms of trauma, outlines the guiding principles of providing trauma-informed care, and provides strategies for supporting trauma survivors and managing vicarious trauma.


Learning Objectives:

  • Recall the definition of trauma, adverse experiences, and types of trauma
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma
  • Discuss trauma-informed care, including the guiding principles
  • Identify useful strategies to practice trauma-informed care and manage vicarious trauma.


Lauren McLean, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, and CIMHP


Launched: 2024