Trauma-Informed Practice

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Their Impact on Long-Term Health

What are ACEs? According to the CDC, “Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years) such as experiencing violence, abuse, or neglect; witnessing violence in the home; and having a family member attempt or die by suicide. Also included are aspects of the child’s environment that can undermine [...]

Addressing Root Causes: Trauma-Informed Practice (Part 2)

How to Employ Trauma-Informed Practice In Part 1 of this article, I shared about a webinar I attended on trauma-informed practice, hosted by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice out of the University of Washington titled, "Trauma-Informed Practice - A Rural Perspective". The presenter was Karolyn Holden, BSN, RN, Director of Grays Harbor County [...]

Addressing Root Causes: Trauma-Informed Practice (Part 1)

Our blog article entitled, "Public Health 3.0 or Public Health Modernization: What is it and What Does it Mean? (Part 2)" touched on ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences, and how public health departments can strategically head off poor health outcomes by addressing the root cause (such as addressing ACEs) early on. In March, I had [...]