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SAMHSA Paper: Tips on Moving to a Trauma-Informed Approach

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a new paper presenting psychological trauma as a public health problem and the need to address trauma as a crucial component of behavioral health service delivery. The paper, SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach, offers a concept of psychological trauma and a framework for how an organization can become “trauma informed.” The paper also includes sample questions and guidance on implementing the trauma-informed approach.