The 4 R’s of Trauma Informed Care

Trauma has widespread, long-term impacts on an individual. In recent years, best practices around Trauma Informed and Trauma Competent Care have emerged and are becoming critical for agencies to adopt. In order to obtain funding from the Family First Prevention Act, providers will be required to adopt a Trauma Informed Treatment Plan which starts by understanding the “4 R’s” established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Here is a quick synopsis of the 4 R’s:

  • Realize the impact of the trauma, and understand how it affects with families, groups, communities and the individual.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma in the individual, family members, staff and others involved with the system.
  • Respond by integrating the principles and knowledge of trauma policies, procedures and practices.
  • Resist re-traumatizing the individual.

Last year, KaleidaCare hosted two webinars about trauma competent care and the process of rolling it out at an agency. If you missed it, you can click here to view the webinars and resources.

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