The First 72 Hours: Gender-Responsive Trauma-Informed Care in Residential Settings
For many organizations striving to be trauma-informed, intake and orientation is often an overlooked component and at best it is only given cursory attention. However, the first 72 hours could determine whether or not a client feels safe, which is a basic tenet of trauma-informed care. During the intake process staff often probe into the most personal and sensitive parts of an individual's life, which can be extremely intrusive, painful, and re-traumatizing for those that are seeking service. Aside from the gathering of personal information women, can have a host of experiences with non-clinical staff that can trigger trauma responses. Utilizing a learning centered model, this workshop will combine a variety of learning methodologies including experiential, audio/visual, and kinesthetic to change the narrative and inform the development of gender-specific trauma informed sensitivity during the intake and orientation period.
Speaker: Charlene Sears-Tolbert, M.A, CAP, ICADC