Trauma-Informed Integrated Healthcare

The Trauma-Informed Integrated Healthcare Webinar Series is intended to lay a groundwork of fundamental knowledge about Integrated Health Care and how it relates to trauma; explore the opportunities and obstacles involved in integrating physical health, mental health, and trauma awareness and treatment into one setting; and describe some successful models of this integration as we move towards developing a better understanding of the most effective practices for trauma-informed integrated healthcare.

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As a trauma informed caregiver, one of our many responsibilities is to partner with a variety of providers including pediatricians. Unless you have some medical training yourself, this is not an easy task! In this 30 minutes webinar however, Dr. Heather Forkey, MD, makes it a little easier to understand the “rhythm” of a pediatric appointment and offers suggestions for resource parents and pediatricians alike to see a variety of physical and behavioral symptoms children may exhibit through their “trauma lens”.
Presenters provide an understanding of trauma, traumatic stress and toxic stress within the context of integrated healthcare, and will specifically address the neurobiological impact of stress on early brain development, long-term health, illness, and disease.
This is the first webinar in the Trauma-Informed Integrated Healthcare Webinar Series. This introductory presentation will include an overview of trauma-informed integrated healthcare by defining what it is (and what it is not), its goals and advantages, as well as benefits and challenges across fourdifferent integration models. School-based, trauma-informed integrated healthcare will be discussed as an illustration of the principles of trauma-informed integrated healthcare.
Presenters describe what comprehensive care for children in the child welfare system looks like, and they discuss what it could and should look like through a trauma-informed lens.

This webinar will provide a trauma-informed integrated healthcare model for conceptualizing young children exposed to violence and other traumatic stressors. The presenters will address issues pertaining to the identification, management and treatment of traumatic stress in young children exposed to trauma. A clinical case example will be discussed from the perspectives of both a pediatrician and mental health clinicians.