What is Trauma-Informed Care?
Trauma-informed care is defined as practices that promote a culture of safety, empowerment, and healing.
Trauma-informed care includes:
- Realizing the widespread impact of trauma and understanding potential paths for recovery;
- Recognizing the signs and symptoms of trauma in individual clients, families, and staff;
- Integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices;
- Seeking to actively resist re-traumatization (i.e., avoiding an environment that inadvertently reminds patients of their traumatic experiences and causes stress)
Trauma-Informed Training Requirements
All Staff and Practitioners are required to complete training in trauma-informed care.
- New staff members must complete two trainings from List 1 within their first month.
- All staff members participate in at least two trainings per year in trauma-informed care.
- New practitioners must complete at least two training offerings in List 1, plus at least one in-depth trauma-informed training for aquatic therapy in List 2 prior to working with Healing Wave Aquatics
- Practitioners also agree to participate in annual trainings in trauma-informed care