It’s Just Good Medicine: Trauma-Informed Primary Care

It’s Just Good Medicine: Trauma-Informed Primary Care

Event Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT

In the United States, 61% of men and 51% of women report exposure to at least one traumatic event in their lifetime, with many reporting more than one. For individuals with mental illnesses or substance use disorders, traumatic life events are the rule rather than the exception. These adverse life experiences have been found to be a risk factor for a variety of serious health conditions and are likely to contribute to an individual's avoidance of and discomfort with medical procedures in primary and specialty care.

As HRSA-funded safety-net providers expand their behavioral health capacity to serve clients, trauma-informed care will increasingly become an integral part of good medicine.

After participation, attendees will:

  • Understand the prevalence of adverse life experiences and their effect on a person’s physical and behavioral health.
  • Recognize how a history of adverse life experiences affects an individual’s engagement and use of primary care services and strategies to promote an individual’s comfort and engagement with primary care.
  • Understand how to integrate a trauma-informed care perspective day-to-day practice in a practical, feasible way that aligns with the practice of good medicine.
  • Know how to access and use trauma-informed tools designed for primary care settings.

Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1000 attendees.

Closed Captioning Available Upon Request

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